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Rev. W. B. Barr. 












Pastor of First United Presbyterian Church 
1901 . 



WHY write a Family History? What is the necessity for it? 
If it is deemed necessary to write up the pedigree 
of certain animals (beasts that perish), and register them, 
is not the record of a worthy family much more important? 

God has set the solitary in families, and hence it is a divine 

If it is important that the church and the state should keep 
a careful record of their historical incidents and facts, it is 
equally so that the family, the most important of the three, 
should do so, because it lies at the foundation of the others It 
ib a well recognized fact that the prosperity of the state and 
the success of the church are dependent upon the virtue, good 
order and sanctity of the home. It is a pity that the power of 
the home for good or evil is so little recognized. Break down 
the safeguards of this, the first institution in the plan of God, 
and social order is destroyed and national greatness imperiled. 

Again, '*Blood is thicker than water." Hence those of 
the same family should be nearer and dearer to us than others, 
and we should be more interested in their >^uccess and welfare. 
The msn who talks against his native place is unworthy to be 
known as one of its sons. And it has been well said, "They 
who care not to know their ancestors, are wanting in natural 
affection, and regardless of filial duty." 

It certainly is a matter of vital importance to the members 
of a large family such as ours, as the country gets older, and the 
connection increases, and the name becomes more familiar in 
all the professions and trades, to be able easily to trace the 
family back to the early history of the country, when neighbors 
were few and far apart and the country was a trackless wilder- 
ness. Also, it is a great satisfaction and comfort for anybody 


who has any interest in his family connection to be able readily 
to place the name of any person or family, and to know who his 
ancestors were and to what branch of the great family he 
belong-^, and how he stands related to every other member of 
the family. Many have given little attention to such matters, 
and hence are quite ignorant of their ancestors, or even their 
nearest relatives. To such persons a family history where such 
information can be had at a glance, would be a source of great 

In preparing such a history we have spared no pains to 
have it as complete and perfect as possible. Few have any 
conception of the labor, patience, perseverance, and sacrifice of 
time and money, necessary to gather up the history of a family 
scattered from Plymouth Rock to Golden Gate, and from Alaska 
to South -America, over so great a country. Some have not 
been able to see the importance of such a work, and hence were 
not careful to answer our correspondence, or to tell us what they 
knew. (We are happy to say these were few in number.) 
Others have been most accommodating and kind, giving valu- 
able help and much encouragement in the work. We have no 
word of censure for any, but specially wish to return thanks to 
thf'se who took pleasure in assisting us. 

The writer became much interested in the matter of a family 
history some ten years ago. and realizing its importance to the 
generations that should follow, and knowing also the difficulty, 
if not impossibility, of gathering the history of our ancestors 
after a few of the older members now living should p.issaway, 
decided to complete the work at whatever cost. We feel 
rcfjaid for the effort in the new acquaintances we have formed, 
and the information we have gathered about the connection, 
which is a great satisfaction to us; and we trust it will be as 
juuch so to those who shall avail themselves of a copy. 


We are only sorry that we cannot give a more complete 
history of this branch of the great Barr family, for doubtless 
there will be found many omissions and not a few mistakes, not- 
withstanding our effort to have it complete. But the best has 
been done that could be under the circumstances. 

We send it forth, feeling that the best of motives have 
prompted us in compiling it, at a time when our life was so 
busy with the Master's work, and praying that it may be a 
blessing and comfort, as well as of information and inspiration 
to our numerous relatives and friends. 

We might add that regrets have been sent by representa- 
tives of other branches of the Barr family, that we were not 
writing up the whole family. But the undertaking would be a 
vast one, requiring several volumes, which the writer had 
neither the time nor the disposition to undertake. The Barr's 
were among the very early settlers of the country. Old Fort 
Duquesne was located in a housi owned by a Mr. Barr in 
1742. Two of them were officers under General Washington 
in the struggle of the Colonial War. It would be a very interest- 
ing history. We hope some one will be inspired to undertake it. 


IT is interesting to know the origin and morale of a family; 
the religious convictions, the genius, the thrift, the habits, 

and the crowning motives that actuated them; what they 
lived for and what they accomplished. 

This much may be said: that so far as our research goes, 
we have not found or known of a member of the immediate 
connection that was ever in jail ; tint was wanting in industrious 
habits; or that was engaged in any dishonorable or disreputable 

Our people are of Scotch- Irish descent ; good Psalm-singing 
Presbyterian stock down through several generations, and it is 
a rare exception to find any of them in any other than a 
Presbyterian fold to-day. They are a religious family by natural 
generation, and we trust by spiritual regeneration. Our paternal 
ancestors were refugees in North Ireland from Scotland, under 
the Queen Ann persecution. They were Huguenots from 
France to Scotland, and were originally of Gallic or Celtic origin, 
as the name Bat re (as originally spelled) implies. 

A.-> to the meaning of the name, the Arab word ^fz/v means 
" wheiU;" the Persian means "fruit;"' the Irish word Bat means 
"excellence," which is Gilbair ( bar ), Anglicized Barr or Barre ; 
the Hebrew word Baar means " was famous;" so the name 
in almost any language has a good meaning, and the people 
who bear it we trust are worthy of so good a name. 

Our ancestors came to this country in moderate circum- 
st.mces. They were for the most part tillers of the soil. They 
settled in the great forests of Pennsylvania; put up their own 
log cabins and hewed out their own farms. They gathered 
about their table many " olive plants," and on their table many 
comforts. They raised the flax, the wool and the leather, and 


made their own clothes and shoes. Railroads were not thought 
of, and farm machinery triey had none, making it dn'iicnlt to 
market what they had raised by the dint of hard toil. 

They were not given to push themselves much into public 
notice. In political matters they preferred others abo-.e them- 
selves, and h.ence fc.v sought official position, although several 
have become ministers, doctors, lawyers, judges and legislators. 
Nevertheless, they were patriotic and loyal to their country and 
to their church. Several gave their lives on the side of the 
Union during our Civil War. I'his sounds like rat!/Lr much 
self-praise, but v>-e simpiy state facts uhich will be verifi-jd as we 
proceed witli the history. 

U'e have no reason to be asliamed o( our crowd or our 
creed. The greatest legacy a parent can leave to a cliiKJ is not 
farnis, corner lots, bank stock, silver or gold, but a 1-. ..-jcy of 
prayer and piety, a godly example and a true life. This richest 
inheritance has been transmitted as a family heirloom from 
father to son through many generations. Our ancestors were 
careful to lay the foundation of a religious life deep and broad 
in their children by wliolesome Christian instruction, attendance 
upon the public ordinances of God's house, and the private 
means of grace. They were very careful in their observance of 
the Sabbath, temperate in their lives, and generally honest and 
upright in their dealings. 

It is much to be v,-ell born, and it remains for us and our 
children to ever kce[) untarnished, and so j^reserve in\ioial)!e 
the cliaracter and good name of our glorious ancei-tors, and 
transmit it to coming generations. 

NoTK. — The little rij;i;re to the- ric^ht of a rian-.e indicatf-s the (;tnpr»- 
tioii to which tlie person bcionj^s, bcL'.ini.ine '-vith Koh'rt I'.^i: as uie 
first. This is necessary, owm^- to iljc rcijetition of i.ri;;i' s lu the 
conticcli on. 


Our Great-grandfather Barr's name was Robert.^ Of him 
we do not know as much as we wish we did, and are sorry that 
it did not occur to ourselves, or some other member of the con- 
nection, to write such a history twenty-five or thirty years ago 
when some of those now dead could have given us much inter- 
esting information about him. 

He was born and lived in Donegal County, Ireland, near 
Coleraine. 1 he place which he sold when he came to America, 
and where he lived and raised his family, and which was known 
as the "old Barr homestead," had been (as grandfather states 
in his memoirs) in the connection a great many years. 

We have no account of his father's name or that of any of 
his brothers or sisters. We judge that he was born about 1725 
or 1726 from all that we are able to gather. He married Miss 
Mary Wills about 1747. She was a sister of Samuel Wills, 
who resided in Mifflin C'ounty, Pennsylvania, at the time they 
came to this country. 

He was a devout worshiper of the true God, and brought 
up his family so that they "walked m tlie way of their father 
and in the way of their mother all the days of their lives." 

His family consisted of — 

Robert Barr.^ (Family I.) '"1 

David Barr. 2 (Family II.) ^s'..'; 

William Barr. 2 (Family III ) .l'^ 

Samuel Barr. 2 (Family IV.) V 

Gabriel Barr. 2 (Family V.) |.r^ y 

Margaret BARR2(or Peggy, as she was called) (Family VI.) ^'''5 

\\'e are fortunate in getting possession of the memoirs o( my' 
grandfather, written in 1789, before they left Ireland, as well 


as on their journey across the ocean and after landing in this 
cooniry. This book is ledger shape, bound by himself in deer- 
skin, and written in a very legible hand. As few of the con- 
nection even know of this book, let alone any of its contents, we 
Will take the liberty of quoting extensively from it for the mfor- 
m.ition it contains, which will be interesting to those who never 
saw It. It is a great relic and much prized in tfie connection. 

Robert Bark^ left Ireland for America with Iiis wile and 
family— except two sons, Robert and David, who preceded the 
f.miily some years before — July 26, 1790, and gf)t his first 
glimpse of America, Sabbath, October 3, 1790. They dropped 
.inchor at New Castle, below Philadelphia, between three and 
lujr o'clock in the morning, and were exceeding glad not only 
to see land again, but to set foot on the country of their future 
home. .\Iy grandfather remarks: "That Sabbath day when 
til'.: pilot came on board was a day of glad tidings. .My heart 
uV.L'd so ful I could not speak a word. How joyful is every 
■Tit.-, but how few are praising God for his goodness. The first 
-■.rjn 1 have got of America is two little bunches of trees very 
\:<c the rough Kirth of Newtown, Lamavady." 

Speaking of New Castle, on the Delaware, he says: 'Tt 
:-l^ a handsome appearance. I think they would hardly deserve 
•■• i!Vf, who could not be satisfied to live in such a place. 

"Wednesday, October 6th. We were taking a view of the 

• uuntry about New Castle. It is a place of great abundance of 
1? ::' of all sorts. 

'•Thursday, October 7th. We sailed from N(!\v Castle foi 
J'iKladeipliia and had a pleasant view of the country about 
W;l;n:ngton. It is very beautiful. 

"Inday, October 8th. We weighed anchor one and a 

• • li: iir.lcs from the city. It is the largest and most beautiml 
t ;y I ever saw, and has the best situation for shipping." 

If he thought .so a century ago, what would he tliink to-day? 


"On Monday, Octobei nth, we unshipped our goods, and 
engaged with Benjamin BIythe to haul our goods and my father 
and mother and sister for four guineas and a half. 

"On Tuesday we were prepared to take our journey to 
Kishacoviuillas Valley. Brother William has no wagon yet to 
haul his stuff. This is a sore trial as 1 have experienced, to 
leave him behind m such a situation and without our help. 
The roads are terrible — the worst I ever saw; wet and deep. 
The poor creatures are hauling and sweating and foaming. The 
first day we made eleven miles; the ne.vt day only ten miles, as 
it was very wet. 

"Friday night we lodged at Peter Shoop's, above Lancaster. 
The next day (.Sabbath) we made twelve miles." 

He speaks of it as "another ill-spent Sabbath." They 
met that evening an Indian king and six of a company. They 
had jewels in their noses and ears. 

When they came to Chambers Ferry, where they lodged on 
Monda\- evening, October i8th, they saw a boat going down the 
river with wheat, and they hailed her and bargained with those 
who had her in charge to take them and their goods to Oldtown 
(or Lewistown), ?\IitTlin County, Pennsylvania. 

Wednesday, October 20th, they reached Harrisburg, and 
the next day they left for Oldtown, arriving there Sabbath, 
October 24th. 

Grandfather states; "The next day Gabriel and I went in 
search of Robert and David, the two brothers who had pre- 
ceded us. We first came to David's house and found him and 
his son threshing wheat. We began to talk about the plantation. 
He knew us not, nor did he suspect us. After awhile we 
made ourselves known. 'Ihis was a joyful meeting. After- 
ward we went to see Robert. He likewise was ignorant of us. 
I hus have we surprised tliem both with good news. 


"Tuesday, October 26th. Robert, David, and Uncle 
.Samuel Wills went to Lewistown to see daddy and mammy 
(as ihey say here), and they had a happy meeting. 

"Wednesday, October 27th. This day they have brought 
fAther and mother and brother William and his \\ife and 
ihii'.iren up to brother David's house. These are happy days." 

He s.iys: "My father took that place where Frederick 
Baum lately lived. He (Baum) was buried in Lewistown the 
i.iujc Sabbath evening we landed there." 

Now let us go back a little in our account of the family to 
the time of leaving the old home and native country. It was 
a i!reai undertaking in those days to cross the ocean. Their 
vc-^sfls were sailing vessels, and they were dependent upon the 
*ind and weather conditions. Our friends were thirteen weeks 
in crossing, which was a long time to be tossed upon the billows, 
while now we cover the distance by steam in a little over five 
d.i)s. It recjuircd considerable courage to brave the ocean 
%-j;, a;:c a century ago. To cross the ocean once meant that in 
a!) human probability they would never recross it. 

To say good-bye to friends and native shores meant never 
to see them again. To break awjy from familiar faces and 
Uuiihar scenes and familiar friends, meant the risk of riot find- 
i'.:'^ as good again and of becoming homesick to return without 
opportunity of gratifying their wish. 

The account of the farewell to the old church and pastor 
!* touching. Grandfather says: "June 6, 1790, I went to hear 
N'r. Ml. Kenny preach, and to take my farewell of him in 
ifri.uid, for 1 do not expect to hear him preach again. The men 
'-■: '.Li -.ret aie the best preachers in the land and they are the 
i/fM i>r.ittical Christians. They speak the truth in season and 
oot .f season. My soul has often been refreshed v/ith their 
j:'.d'> co;,vcr-ati"n." 

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On Saturday, February 6, 1790, my grandfather writes: 
" My father is at last come to a full resolution to go to America. 
In the morning he came to brother Gabriel and me in the 
barn, and said to me: ' You must go and draw the papers to 
advertise the auction of our farming utensils and some other 
things; we must now put off.' Said he, 'It looks as if there 
was a special hand of Providence in this; for all our endeavors 
to take land have still been abortive.' He is very dispirited 
and melancholy; scarcely able to eat; breaks out with heavy 
sighs, and groans. They would have a very hard heart who 
could not pity him, for he is in great trouble. 

"Tuesday, February 16, 1790. This is the day set for the 
sale. A large number of people came from all parts of the 
country. Andrew Johnston is cant master. We have sold 
by auction a good part of our goods, which makes but little money 
— about eight pounds, eighteen shillings." 

They immediately prepared for the journey, but were often 
disappointed because the vessel did not start where and when 
appointed. Even at'ter they had gotten on the vessel and 
had started, there were frequent delays, and on account of a 
great storm they were driven back after a whole day's sail almost 
^v;thin sight of land. Such were the difficulties of traveling in 
tho:,e days. Who can say when we read of their trials that "the 
former days were better than these?" 

Great-grandfather Barr bought a farm a few years after in 
"•:>nc Valley, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, one half mile 
■ -^'.'ih of .McAlevy's Fort. In 1796 he put up a two-story log- 
I'^ise, large and well built, which is still standing. It has 
^- ■■■' housed five generations of the Barr family. It has been 
^tathcr-boarded by Joseph Barr, a great grandson of Robert 
b.irr, who still occupies the homestead with his mother, Martha 
I-irr, widow of Uncle Daniel Barr, youngest son of Grand- 
father Samuel Barr,"'^ who fell heir to the homestead. xMy 


faiher, James Harr, was deeded some forty acres of the home- 
stead ' farm lyiiig on the west. Gabriel Barr, my father's 
brother, was deeded the tan-house and saw-miU. 

The will of Great-grandfather Barr (the old, original will) 
is m possession of Joseph Barr, and is as follows: 


September 7, 1802. 
In ihc yiame of God the Father, Son and Holy 
Ghost. Amen. 

/. Robert Barr, fanner, of East baree i own- 
ship, in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, being oj 
souKd jiidgment, but weak oJ body, and calli7ig to 
vLuiii the mortality of mankind, and that shortly I put of this clay tabernacle in the firm faith of 
a ,; I or ions rcsinrection of the body unto life ever- 
lasting through our Lord fesiis, my only Saviour, in 
uhom I trust, believing that through his blessed 
vients I shall be saved jrom all my sins, that aie 
gr^.it and many, and be admitted into the Javor of 
<tid and endless felicity in glory. Amen. 

I do, by these presents, make my last Will and 
1 r^tament: imprimis I bequeath my soul to God 
'vho gai^ it me, and my body to the dust to be 
ir.inred as I see fit to direct. I bequeath my worldly 
/,■ './> which God 0/ his goodness hath bestowed upon 
•'f/' :// nuDiner following, toivit: 

. If'trr tJie expense of a decent burial, I bcqncafh 
/.» M.xry. my beloved wife, and to my son Samuel, alt 
rr, tK.':\iUe property, goods and chattels, ordering 
f>:\ Si'K Sjfiiutl to give his mother a free maintenance 
during her natural life. I bequeath to my son 


Robert one dollar, and to his son Samnel te7i dollars. 
I bequeath to my son David one dollar. I bequeath 
to my son William, one dollar, and to his son Robert 
fen dollars. ^ I beqzieath to Mary Barr, widow of my 
son Gabriel, late deceased, and his children, one dol- 
lar. And I order my son Sa7nnel, and Mary my 
luife. to pay all my lawful debts arid to be my exec- 
i(to>s ; and I do hereby disanrmll all other for ?ner 
testaments, wills and legacies, a7id executors by me 
in any way before named, unlled arid bequeathed, 
ratifying this and no other to be iny last and only 
J Fill and Testament. 

In witness luhereof I have hereimto set my hand 
and seal this seventh day of September, one thonsarid 
eight Jinndred and tiuo. 



Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and 
d-'cl.ired by said Robert Barr as his last Will 
ind Testament in the presence of us. zvho iri his 
presence and in the presence of each other have here- 
I'nto subscribed our narnes. 
Witnesses present: 

U'illiam McAlavy, 
ll'illiam McAlavy, fr,, 
IVilliam Nickle. 

i Huntingdon County, ss. 

On the twelfth day of April, 1808, before me, 
tne subscriber, f^egister for the I^robate of ivills arid 
g*' anting letters of administration in arid for the 
county of Huntingdo7i, persorially came Willia)7i 


McAlavy\Jr.. 7vJio being duly sworn, deposetJi and 
saifh. tJiat he was present and did see and Jiear the 
witJiin nained Robert Barr sign, seal, publish a7ui 
declare the withi)i i}isfrnnient of writing as and for 
his last U'^ill and Testament, and that at the tivic of 
signing he "uas of sane and disposing mind; and that 
he subscribed his name thereto as a witness in the 
testator's presence, ar.d at his request a}Ld in the pi-es- 
cnce of William McAlavy and William Mickle, 
li'ho also subsc?-ibed their names as 7^'itnesses. 
Sz^'orn and subscribed April 12, rSoS. 

, J J.J William McAlavy, Jr. 

AndrciJ Uouierson. 

Greatgrandfather made his home with my grand fatlier, 
Samuel Darr, until his death,, which was in iSoS. I'he vil! 
was drawn up in 1S02 and executed in 1808. So tiiat he must 
have been about ci^'hiy two years of ac^e at his death. Hi- body 
rests in tlie old burial i^ro'.nid en the old homestead, not over 
ri;;hty rods from the buildings. There being few if any 
at that time, the burial places were not always in connection 
with tlie meeting house. This is the oldest cemetery in tr.e 
valley. Persons killed by the Indians are buried there. It is 
on the top of the high.est hill on the place, overlooking the 
entire farm and building's, and the country on all sides for mil;s 
distant. It is situated in a grove of beautiful pines, and vas 
surrounded by an iron fence, which has since been replaced by 
a wooden fence. 

Mipy of the settlers in the valley are re-ting there. 
Great-g:;'.ii(l!'ather I'.arr and his wife, and Grandfather Samuel 
Barr and liis wife are buried on the ea>t side of the cemetery, look- 
ing east toward the old home bmldinizs and east toward .Mount 
Zion below, typi.:,d of Mount Zion above. There the angels 
guard their preciou-; dust. Re^t in peace till Jesus come.-, again. 




The eldest son of Great-grandfaiher Barr was Kobert 
Rarr,2 who preceded the family to this country several years 
and settled in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, not far from 
Reedsville, in Kishacoquillas Valley. The place was afterwards 
bought by his son William, and is now owned by Rhoda Taylor. 
It is a beautiful and very rich farming valley. 

He was born August i. 1748, and hence was forty-iwo 
years old when the rest of the family arrived. Not much is 
known of him, as no records of the family could be found. He 
died December 23, 1834, in his eighty-sixth year. He married 
■Miss Reed. There is no record of her birth or 
death. His family consisted of five sons and two daughters. 
I David Barr.^ 
n William Barr.^ 
HI John Barr.^ 
IV James Barr.^ 
V Robert Barr.^ 
VI Elizabeth Barr.^ 
VII Mary Barr.^ 

(See David Barr,^ Family H, page 55.) 


1 David Barr^ was born May 6, 1782, in Mifflin County, 
'■'••nnsylvania. He lived with his father until he married. Me 

-n moved to a farm which he bought, about one mile v,'e';t of 
■ ' Alcvy s Fort, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, adjoining 

> I ••'.h'.r's (arm on the west. He was our nearest neighbor, 
^it^fc all his family were born. 


Me married Miss Marv Brown in 1806. She was the 
granddaughter of Alex Brown and the great-granddaughter 
of Colonel James Alexander of revolutionary fame, who 
served with distinction under Washington at Valley Foree. 
She was born in December, 1785, and died September 16, 1865, 
aged seventy-nine years. They sold the farm to Mr. Gsborn, 
and moved to Alliance, OImo, in 1845, where they both diod. 
There were born to thcni eiglit children. 

1 Robert R. B.a.rr.'* 

2 Alexander B. Barr.* 

3 David Barr* 

4 William B. Barr.-* 

5 Jamks a. Barr^ 

6 John Barr.* 

7 Mary Jane Barr.* 

8 Christina R. Bark.* 


1 RoBEkT R. Bark* was born June 20, 1807. He was 
married to Eliza A. Young, of Armstrong County, Pennsyl- 
vania. He was a school-teacher, a good scholar, and a fine 
penman. He went to the state of Ohio before the rest of the 
family, and served as a notary public for several years, end 
died in 1849. Their children were — 

Daniel Barr,'"' who is a photographer and lives in 

Houston, Texas. 
Mary Jane Barr,* who went to California many years 

ago, and nothing is known of her or her family. 
Elizabeth Barr,* v/ho died at the age of five years. 


2 .-Xlexandkr B. Barr* was born February 4, 181 1. He 
married .Minerva Barr, October, 1864, and died October 4, 
1895, i" his eighty-fifih year. 

Mrs. Christiana R. Oswalt. 
(Page 24.) 


They lived on the old Barr homestead, three miles from 
Alliance. They had four sons and one daughter. 

David R. Barr,^ born October 14, 1867, 
v,^ William H. Barr/'' born April 27, 1869. He wa^ 
killed by a train December 2, 1S96. 
Alexander B. Barr,-^ born March 23, 187 1. 
WiNFiELD G. Barr,'^ born October i, 1872. 
Mary E. Barr,^ born February 18, 1875. She is 
unmarried, and lives with her brothers. 


3 David Barr'* was born February 27, 18 15. He married 
M\RGAREr Bell. She was born November 25, 1816. They three children, all of whom died young, excepting Mary 
n. Barr. 


Mary R. Barr,^ who was born July 13, 1837, married 
I'.L'GENE MoiNET May 5, 1860, and lives one mile north of 
.^Iaximo, Stark County, Ohio, where they have lived for forty 
years, and where all their children were born. Mr. Moinet was 
bjrn .\pril 11, 1835. There were born to them — 

1 Charles Alex Moixet.^ 

2 Frank Louis Moinet.'^ 

3 Celkstine Moinet." 

A Margaret Magdalina M(Mnet.* 
5 William Joseph Moinet." 
(> Mary Elizabeth Moinet.® 
7 John Eugene Moinet.'' 

I Charles A. Moinet" was born January ii, 1861, and 

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was married to Ameda Oswalt January ii, 1S82. To them 
were born two children. 

Mary Hazfl Moin'et," born May 12, 1S84. 

Paul Eugene Moixet,' born February 20, 1887. 

Charles A. Moinct was employed by the Pennsylvania 
Railway Company as brakeman for eleven years. When shift- 
ing in the yards at Wooster, Ohio, he was struck by a shed pro- 
jecting over a car of grain, and was knocked to the ground. 
He was given medical attenti(jn at once, but it was discovered 
that his spine was broken. He was taken to his home at 
Alliance, Ohio, that evening. This was on March 11, 1890. 
It was thought for a while that he would recover, and he was 
taken to the West Pennsylvania Hospital, in Allegheny, Penn- 
sylvania, but he got no better, and died June 27, 1890, and 
was buried at Maximo, Ohio, June 29, 1890. 


2 Frank L. Moinet*^ was born August 5, 1863. He 
was married to Bertha L. Ro.s teller July i, 1S84. To them 
was born one child. 

Charles Grover Moinet/ was born March 17, 1885. 
He is employed by the Cleveland, Lorain & Wheeling 
Railroad Company, as engineer. He has been with them 
for six years. His home is in Lorain, the county seat of 
Lorain County, Ohio. 


3 Celesiine MoixEi'' was born July 20, 1865, and was 
married to Miss .\Ia(;(;ie W.jolf July 12, 1893. ^'0 them were 
born two children. 

Charle-s Edward Moinet,^ September 20, 1S95. 
Mary Lydla Moin-et,^ October 5, 1897. 
Celestine .Moinet was employed by the Louisville Block 
and Tile Company prior to his death. The men were 


working overtime, and as he was going home along the railroad 
track he was struck by a special train carrying President 
McKinley home from his mother's funeral. He was picked up 
and taken to .\lliance, where he was prepared for burial, and 
was taken home the ne.vt day. This was December 14, 1897. 
Me was buried at Maximo. He left a wife and two children, who 
are making their home with his father and mother, near Maximo. 
When President McKinley heard of the accident, he was 
very sorry, and sent Mrs. Moinet one hundred dollars, w ith ^n 
expression of his sorrow and sympathy. 


4 MARG.A.KET M. MoiNE'i^ was bom February 2, 1S67, 
and married Mr. Edw.vrd A. Gueittar May 12, 1890. They 
have no children. They reside at 401 X. Nev/ton Street, 
'"anton, Ohio Mr. Guiettar has been employed b)' the Dueber 

•id Hambden Watch Works, of Canton, Ohio, for the past 
■ x years. 


5 W1LL1.A.M J. MoiN'i:!'" was born April 14, 1870. He was 
'nrirried to N')R.a Dox.vhoe June 4, 1895. 

He follows plumbing as a trade, and at the present time is 
■: I'artner.^hip with Vesseriat, the .'"irm being known as Vesseriat 
- Tjinet.of .Vlliance, Ohio. They do steam and gas fitting and 
■''■ kinds of plumbing, also handle bicycles, guns, ammunition, 
-id fishing tackle. 


f> .M.\KV E. .MoiNEr*- was born April 14. 1873. She married 
' ''^'■'- R. !).\wi.i.\G June 23, 1896. To them were born two 
■ '-'Iren. 

J'.^ut, Eugene D.awlin-g^ was born .March 23, 1898. 

JOSEPH P.\ TRICK n.^wi.i.vG* was bom November 5, 1899. 


Mr. and Mrs. Uawling reside ut V\'ell.?ville, Columbiana 
County, Ohio. Mr. Dawling has been employed as train- 
dispatcher by the Pennsylvania Railway Company, on the 
Cleveland & Pittsburg division, for the past six years. 

7 John E. Moixf.t^' was born March 20. 1S75. He is 
single and is living at Canton, Ohio. He has been employed 
by a plumbing company for the past year. 

4 William B.Barr,^ son of David Barr,^ was born Febru- 
ary 4, 1S18. He married Elizabeth Alexander, daughter of 
Hugh Alexander, in 1839. He is still living at Alliance, 
Ohio. He is eighty-ti.vo years of age, and the only one of that 
family living. He was married twice. He had seven children 
by the first wife, and six by the second. 

1 C!hri.stian Barr,'^ born in 1840. is unmarried. 

2 Mary Barr-^ was born in 1842, married, and lives in 

3 David Barr^ was born in June, 1844, married, and died 
in Iowa. He had one child. 

4 Hugh A. Barr'^ was born in 1845, *^^'"-''^ unmarried, 
August 9, 1885. 

5 Minlrva Barr'^ was born in 1847. 

6 William Barr-'' was born in 185 1, and died unmarried, 
August 12, i886. 

7 Elizabeth Barr^ was born in 1853, and died at the age 
of six years. 

Mr. Harr married for his second wife Mary A.\'N Hooper, 

October 31, 1856, and had the following children to this union- 

I Lafayeitk Bark,'' who was born March 27, 1857. was 

married on March 28, 1894. to Inez S. Curtiss. 

They had one boy baby who died in infancy. 


J ■' ~. \ < 

Mrs. Rose A. Tolmie. 

(Page 25.) 


2 MoRDF.CAi M. B.\RR,^ who was born December 18, 
1859, died September 7, 1894. 

3 Hanxah Ann Barr,^ who was born January 9, 1861, 
was married January i. 1896, to Meredith McCov. 
No children. She died August 12, 1896. 

4 Betsy Jane Barr,^ who was born February 14, 1S63, 
was married on October 28, 1899, to Thornton Neis- 
woNGER. They have one child, Hazel M. Neiswonger.® 
Their address is Marlboro, Stark County, Ohio: 

5 James Barr^ was born November 2, 1864. 

6 Sheridan Barr^, who was born October 22, 1866, was 
married August 23, 1892, to Mary Belle Llewellen. 
They ha/e three children. 

Earl Barr, born November 24, 1893. 

Nellie Barr, born May 3, 1896. 

Leila Barr, born May 23, 1900. 

They live in Canton, Ohio, McKinley Avenue 


5 James A. Barr,^ born December 13, 1819, married 
Mary Grant. Their family consisted of — 

Thomas M. Barr.^ 
Rees Barr.-^ Married Hensy Scott. 
David Barr.-^ Married Mary B. Oswalt. 
All the family are thought to be dead, as nothing has been 
licard of them for many years. 


6 John A. Barr,'' son of David Barr,'^ was born February 
>. 1822. Died in Marshall County, Indiana. He was a 
f.umer and was unmarried. 

24 THE HAKk FAMllA. 


7 Mary Janl. Baru^ was born December 27, 1824. Siie 
made her home with Alexander 13ro\vn I'.arr on the old David 
Barr homestead, near Alliance, Ohio. She never married. 


S Christiana R. Barr.* was born SejJtember 15, 1826. 
She wa.s the youngest child of David liAKR/* She married 
Georgl. AV. Oswalt January 1, 1849. He was born .April 
29, 1827. She was a very large woman and weighed at her 
death two hundred and thirty pounds She died of para'\'sis at 
the age of sixty-seven. Her weight was against her. Slie 
was a well looking woman at death. She received the .stroke 
August 4th, and never spoke again. She died August 30, 1S93. 
She made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Tolmie, at 
Tiffin, Ohio, for some years before her death. Her home had 
been in Stark County, Ohio. 

Mrs. Oswalt was a nurse at the Fairmount Children's 
Home for nine years, whore she had charge of the infant 
department. She was a faithful niember of the United Brethren 
Church for over thirty-two years, aiid lived an exemplary 
Chr'stian life. She came with her parents to Ohio from 
Huntingdon County, Penns)lvania, in 1845. She was as kind 
a mother as ever lived, and her example of patience and trust 
in God can never be tbrgotten. Her children were as follows: 

I Rop.KRT R. Oswalt,'' born July 22, 1850. In hospital 
for thirteen years. 

3 Mary B. Oswalt.-^ 

3 Charles H. Oswalt,-^ born September 11, 1856. 
Died December 9, i860. 

4 Jacob A. Oswalt.-^ 

5 Rose A. Oswalt.'' 

6 Nancy Jane O.swalt,* born July 17, 18G2. Died 
June 15, 1S63. 



2 Mary B. Oswalt^ was born February 24, 1S52, and 
married her cousin David Barr (son of James A. Barr) July 
7, 1869. Slie died in Witchita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, 
October 12, 1872. She had one daughter. 

Martha Ellen Barr,'' born 1870, died September 18, 187 1. 


4 Jacob A. Oswalt/ born April 27, 1858, lives in Eldora, 
Iowa, and is in the real estate business. He is single. 


5 Rose A. Oswalt was born April 17, i860, and was 
married March 4, 1880, to Mr. James Tolmie. She takes her 
size from her mother somewhat, and weighs one hundred and 
ninety pounds. 

Mr. Tolmie was born December 14, 1857. He is a 
machinist by trade, and lives in Tiffin, Ohio, and owns ;;l^ own 
house in a beautiful part of the city. He was born in Canada 
and came to United States when small. His parents canae from 
Scotland and were Scotch Presbyterians. 

Their family consists of four sons : 

Ja.mes Arthur Tolmie, *" born February 2, 18S3. He 
is possessed of a fine voice for music, and sings in the 
high-school quartet and glee club, and is also a member 
of the church choir. 

George Andrew Tolmie** was born April 14, 18S7, and 
died March 11, 1889. 

Charles Kirkwood Tolmie'^ was bornDecember 18, 1888. 

Rav.monij Valeniine Tolmie" was bornFebruary 14, 1S91. 

We are much indebted to .Mrs. Tolmie for the great help 
■^he gave us in collecting the history of this entire family. She 
was most kind, and gave us much encouragement. 



2 William Barr,^ second son of Robert Barr,"'' was 
born March 17, 1791, in Mifllin County, Pennsylvania. He 
married Jane Davis, daughter of Samuel Davis, October 12, 
18 13. She was born December 24, 1794. She died June 10, 
1865, and Mr, Barr died June 10, 1868. She was in her 
seventy-second year and he was seventy-seven years ot age. 

He acquired his education in the district schools, and 
remained with his father until he was twenty-four years of age. 
He then rented a farm in Brown Township, Mitliin County, 
Pennsylvania, and cultivated it for two years, after which he 
bought the old Barr homestead — now owned by Rhoda Taylor 
— and there he lived and farmed successfully until he reached his 
sixtieth year. He was a Whig in politics, a good and esteemed- 
citizen, an earnest member of the East Kishacoquillas Presby- 
terian Church, and for years an elder in that church. The 
writer remembers of being at his home with his father (James 
Barr) when a boy, more than once, and always enjoyed stop- 
ping, for he got a good dinner, to which a growing boy with a 
biting appetite, after crossing the mountain from Stone Valley, 
did justice. His daughters, who kept house for their father 
after their mother's death, were model cooks and housekeepers. 
He lived near the foot of the mountain, not far from the road 
from Greenwood Furnace to Lewistown. It was a good farm 
and a pleasant home, and cousin William and svife were 
pleasant, kind and good people. 

His family consisted of two sons and seven daughters, all 
born on the same farm. 

1 Christiana Barr.'* 

2 John Davis Barr.* 

3 Robert Barr.* 

4 Elizabeth Barr.* 








Mr. William Barr. 

(Page 26 ) 


5 Catherine Foster Barr.^ 

6 Mary Jane Barr.* 

7 Nancy Davis Barr.* 

8 Margaret Barr.'' 

9 Martha B. Barr.^ 


1 Christiana Barr,* born August 12, 1814, married 
j"HN Oliver Campbell, living in tiie valley near Belleville. 
1 :ey had a good farm and were pleasant, good people. She 
'i.jd September 29, 1892. leaving no family. He died October 
2(j, 18S9. 


2 John Davis Barr^ was born November 6, 1S15. He 
nnrried Polly Ann Clark February iS, 1841. She was a 
■i iUL,'hter of Ephraim and Ann McNitt Clark. They settled close 
'.-• !i!s father, on a farm near Barrville. They had one son. 

William Reed Barr,^ born November 17, 1841, died in 

the sixth year of his age, March 15, 1847. 

Mr Barr attended the district schools, and worked for 

• •^ fuher until he was twenty-six years of age. He then farmed 

:•••-• liomestead for six years. The ensuing nine years he spent 

:> a rented farm. He purchased the John Byler farm of one 

■• ■ ■ iredandten acres, and then retired from farming. He was 

'• ■• 'icr in the Reedsville Presbyterian Church at the time of 

'■ ^ ' -• itlL He served one term as county auditor and was also 

' ''^'y commissioner for a term. 

Mr. Jiarr died May 28, 1898. His wife died February 
'•'• »-95- 


3 Hoi:krt Barr* was born September 18, 181 7. He 
• I'.-'.rricd .Miss Mary Ann McKaig November 18, 1846. She 


was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania. She is still living. 
They went west to Dakota, Stephenson County, Illinois, March 
i6, 1866, bought a farm, and lived on it till October 12, 1881, 
when they moved to the town of Dakota, where they resided 
until August 17, 1890, when he died. His widow still resides 
there and owns the home. 

He was elected to the eldership of the Rock Run Presby- 
terian Church, and served in the session until the time of his 

They have four sons and one daughter. The sons are all 
farmers. The children are as follows: 

1 William Hutchison Barr.* 

2 Lemuel Colmarv Barr.^ 

3 James McKaig Barr.* 

4 Emma Barr.* 

5 Howard Foster Barr.'^ 


I William H. Barr* was born October 9, 1847, in 
Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. He was married to Jane 
Martix, of Center County, Pennsylvania, in Rock Run, Octo- 
ber 29, 1868. 

She was born August 26, 1842. She came west in the fall 
of 1865 ;).nd made her home with her uncle, and was married 

They lived on a rented farm until 1873, when they moved 
to Montgomery County, Iowa, and bought them a farm, where 
they live at present. Mr. Barr is an elder in the Red Oak 
Presbyterian Church at present. They have four sons and two 
daughters. All the sons but William Reed Barr are at home. 
Their post-oftice is Elliott, Iowa. 

1 James Robert Barr,^ born August 26, 1869, a farmer 
at home. 


2 William Rfed Bakr,« born May 15, 1872. 

3 Anna Minerva Barr,^ born June 19, 1875. 

4 Grace Elizabeth Barr,« born October 27, 1877 

5 John Davis Barr,*^ born August 29, 1880.' 

6 Carl Martin Barr,^ born August 22, 1883. 

2 William R. Barr.*^ the second son of Wiili-xm H 
Bark was born May rs, 1872. He died near Pilot Grove' 
Montgomery County, Iowa, August .^, .S95. He was huri 
by his team runnmg away whUe driving down grade with a load 
ui hay. he ladders gave way, throwing him violentlv on the 
Morses and wagon tongue. The wagon passed over him, frac- 
ttjnng the inferior ma.xillary, and injuring his spine and lungs 
He was paralj-zed from his shoulders down. All was done for 
'nm that kind and loving hands and hearts could do, but after 
t-entj--e.ght days of sutTering. which he bore heroically, he died 
■" Chnstun submission to the will of Providence, who doeth all 
tnings well. 


3 Anna M. Barr,^ the oldest daughter of W,li mm H 

^^'TV"""" ''' ''''' '" ^^-^^g<^™ery County, Iowa, was 
' arned to Georoe Mille.ce September 5, 1894, and has one 

EiHEL Marie Milledge,' born June, 1896. 
1 heir address is Stennett, Iowa. 


4 Grace E. Barr,« second daughter of William H 
-^^HK. was born in Montgomery County, Iowa, October 27" 

Alma Leila Barker,^ born March 7, ,898 
Morton Mills, Iowa, is their post-oftice address. 



2 Lemuel C. Barr-^ was born in Mifflin County, Pennsyl- 
vania, February 21, 1850. Lemuel C. was the second son of 
RoBEKT Barr.* He married ^L^RIE J. Johxston October 26, 
1871. She was born February 26, 1852, in Illinois, near 
Dakota. They moved to Shelby County, Illinois, June 27, 1875. 
He is a Sabbath-school superintendent. They have two children. 

1 LoTME Anna Bakr,*^ born January 29, 1874. 

2 John Harry Barr,^ born June 27, 1S75. at Prairie 
Home, Shelby County, Illinois. 

The parents returned to northern Illinois, where they 
farmed until the fall of 1878, when they moved to Elliott, 
Montgomery County, Iowa, and farmed there until a few years 
ago, when they moved to Sabetha, Kansas. He works in the 
agricultural house of that place. 

The children are both married. 

1 Lottie Barr^ married Willlam Wright (born May 
17, 1874), and had two children. The oldest died. 

2 John H. Barr,® the second child of Lemuel Barr, 
married Elvira Gage, and they have two children. They 
follow farming for a living. (See Supplement.) 


3 James M. Barr,-^ the third son of Robert Barr,'* was 
born in .\Iifilm County, Pennsylvania, December 5. 1851. He 
was married November 26, 1896, to Ida Busi^iin'}. She was 
born September i, 1873, near Coatsville, Pennsylvania. She 
came to Dakota, Illinois, from Maquota, lov/a, in 1892, with 
her mother and stepfather, who was a Reform minister. They 
had two children. 

John Robert Barr,^ born July i, 1898, and died when 

he was two days old. 
Howard Taylor Barr,^ born July 23, 1899. 

Mr. Robert Barr. 
(Page 27.J 


They live on a rented farm near Dakota, Illinois. He is 
Kii-orintendent of a Sabbath-.'^chool. 


4 Emma Barr,-^ daughter of Robhrt Barr,* was born in 
.Mifslin County, Pennsylvania, June 3, iS^^^. She is at home 
with her mother. They live in the village of Dakota, Illinois. 


5 Howard F. Barr,'^ the youngest son cf Robert Barr,'* 
was born in Mifflm County, Pennsylvania, January 22. 1858. 
He v/as married to Amanda Walker March 24, 18S1. She 
was born March 2, 1854. He went west in 1806, bought the 
old homestead owned by his father, and that is their home 
tu d;iy. 

They have seven sons and one daughter, all at home but 
the oldest, who works for his neighbor. 

Howard Irwix Barr,^ born x-Vpril 3, 1882. 

P^VRL Everett Barr,^ born August 2, 1884. 

Floyd Walker Barr,^ born July 24, 18S6. 

James Herbert Barr,^ born October 6, 1888. 

Leslie Tennyson' Barr,^ born March i, 1891. 

Jons Cullln Barr,'' born April 10, 1893. 

Mary Edith Barr,^ born December 23, 1895. 

The last was an infant, born June 9, 1900. 

The second son is the main standby on the farm. The 
■ ■ rd jon, Floyd, is in his second year in the College of 
"^■-'rihcrn Illinois. 


4 Ei.izMiEiH Barr,'* secoii-d daughter of William Barr,^ 
'^ >- born July 5, 1819^ in Mifilin County, Pennsylvania. She 
■■fied Joseph Kyle April 17, 1843. He died November, 
' '79- Mrs. Kyle died October 29, 1891. 



Mr. Kyle was a farmer, and all his soils now living follow 
the .same busines.s. He was the son of Crawford Kyle, and 
was born, reared, and died (at the age of sixty-four) on his 
father's farm, along the back moimtain road in Kishacoquillas 
Valley, Mifllin County, Pennsylvania. 

To them were born three sons and one daughter. 

1 Crawford Kvr,E' was born March 30, 1844, and died 

August 19, 18.15. 

2 WiLLi.JiM B. Kyle-' was born July 14, 1846. Married 
Mary Taylor Henry December 19, 1876. To them 
were born two children. 

Rhoda Taylor Kyle,*' born January iS, 1883. 
Joseph Reed Kylk.*^ born .April 21, 1885. 
Mr. W. B. Kyle farmed near Reedsville, Mifflin County, 
Pennsylvania. He died November, 1889. 

3 Allan Taylor Kyle,'' born August 6, 1848, married 
Elizabk'ih .Mitchell, May, 1883. He died April 5. 

4 jENN'n; E. Kyle-^ was born July 13, 1852, and was 
married to Rev. John C. Oliver May 23, 1878, by 
Rev. A. H. Parker, at Reedsville, Pennsylvania. 

Rev. Oliver was born at Grays ville, Huntingdon County, 
Pennsylvania. October 15, 1845. He was the eldest son of 
James and Margaret ( Cam])f)ell ) Oliver. Mrs. James 01i\cr 
was born in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. They lived at 
Graysville for almost half a century. His parents were most 
estimable Christian people and highly esteemed. 

Rev Oliver {jrcpared for college at Tuscarora Academy. 
Schuylkill ('ounty, Pennsylvania. He graduated at Princeton 
University in 1872, and at Princeton 'J'heological .Seminary in 
1875. He was first honor man in the academy, where he was 
also an instructor. He was class president during his senior year 
at Princeton, also president of the Philadelphia society of Prince- 


ton. He was elected bv colle.;e c]a=;ses a life-member of the 
American }3ib!e Society. ^Vhile yet in the seminary he v.\ts 
called to be the pastor of Lower Chanceford }'re<bytcr;an 
Church, at Acadeniia, Pennsylvania. After a pastorate of i^n 
years he left that church v.-ith three hundred and forty members, 
to accept a call to 'J'idioute, in Warren County. Pennsylvania, 
where after two years his health failed and l-^e resigned and 
spent a year traveling. Afterward he located at Latrobe, 
l*cnnsylvania, where he s;;ent ten years as pastor and i)resby- 
terial missionary. During that time he was largely instrurneiual 
in starting six new churches in the bounds of Pjlairsville Presby- 
tery, lie is at present pastor of Long Run (Ihurch, at Circlc- 

, ville, in tlie suburbs of Pittsburg;. In addition to his ministe;i;d 
and pastoral duties, he is correspondent for several ofthecnuich 
papers, and an occasional contributor to several liter.iry 

! Their family consists of — 

I Bessie I^.-^kr Oi.ivkk.^ 


i Both are school-girls at \\'!lson College, at Charnbersburg, 

• Pennsylvania. 


' The third daughter of William Barr^ was Catherine 

r J'»3iKk Bark.'' Slie was born March 20, 1S22. She married 
f ''Ir- David Cum nuns January 11, 1843. 

I Mt. Cummins, wlio wa>, the second son of Colonel 

j ■- -'irnins, of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, went to California 

•'ring r.he gold excitement, and came back after some years to 
I 'i';'- City, .Miimesota, and made his home with his sons until his 
! '••-^th, in 1873. 
1 Mrs. Catherine Cummins kept hou-,e for her father 

'•••<^ral years previous to, and during his last illness. After iiis 


death in iS68 she lived in Belleville for five or ?ix years, and 
then went to Stevenson County, Illinois, where her brother 
Robert Birr and family, also two sisters (Nancy Stewart and 
Mrs. Mary Jane Millikin) and families lived. Then she moved 
to Lake City, Minnesota, in the spring of 1881, where her boys 
had preceded her. 

She was married there to Rev. Xelsox Moox, Novembe'- 
18S3. He had been a local preacher in the M. E. Church f 
fifty yeirs and owned a farm of one hundred and sixty acres > 
Bear Valley, which with the help of his sons, he farmed : 
several years. He had a family of four sons and one daughtt..' 
One son died of fever during the Rebellion Two of his boy 
live in Texas, and Owe.v, the other son, and his family live :. 
Big Stone County, Minnesota. 

Mr and Mrs. Moon bought their own home after 
their marriage in Lake City — a beautiful city of between three 
and four tliousand inhabitants — and have resided there ever 
since. Mr. .Moon is jiast eighty-two, but leads an active 
life and is interested in every good work. Mrs. Moon i> 
practically an invalid and feeling the infirmity of years, but ha- 
good hope of the world to come. 

.Mrs. Moon by her first husband had three sons. 

[ William Si-errltt Cu.m.mixs.-^ 

2 Hov,'.\RD Cummins.^ 

3 John D. Cunlmi.n'S.^ 


I William Stkrkeii Cu.\i.min.s,'^ born in Mifflin County 
Pennsylvania, October 11, 1843, enlisted in the Bucktail Reg; 
ment, in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, in 1S61. He wa- 
confined in Libby Prison for three weeks, and after escapin. 
was killed in the battle of South Mountain, Maryland. Septembe; 
14, 1862, 



^1 -J^. ^^ 


Jennie E. Oliver, Rev. John C. Oliver, 

Miss Bessie B. Oliver, 
Miss Margaret C. Oliver. 

( Page 32.) 



2 Ho-.vard Cummins;^ was born Scptcnber 8, 1S45. ^^c 
married Mii^s Emma j. Davis, daughter of Williain Davis. 
Her motlier'.s rnaiden name was Ma.ry M. I'ortcr. ITer 
p-arcnls wi^re born and raised in Stone Valley, Huntii";L;('on 
("bounty, Pennsylvania, and were nieuibcrs of the United Pi-esby- 
tirian Chnrch. Rev. J. M. Adair was their pastor. Ibnrna a fine-looking youn.; lady, as we remeniber her, and a girl 
of good Christian jirincij-lcs. and has made a good wife and a 
kind, good mother. 

They were married March 22, 1SS2. They moved to their 
present home near }ieaver Creek, .Minnesota, May 11, 1SS2. 
They are prosperous farmers in Rich County, Minnesota, two 
miles from P.eaver Creek. They have five sons and one 1539300 

Jkssil Clair Cummins'"' was born July 19, 1883. 

IClmkr Fostf.k'' was born May 9, 18S5. 

\Vii.i.iAM Irwix C;;mmin>''' was born .Ajjri! 20, 18S7. 

kov Hakkison' CuM.MiNS** was born N'ovember 7, 1SS8. 

DwiGHT RussEi, Cl'mmins'' was born December 17, 1803. 

They believe in the sentiment of Horace Greeley : ' Go 
West, young man," and grow up with the country. 


3 }()iis Davis Cummin^' was born .April, 28, 1847, He 
married Louisv Hr.ATTV October 13, 1S70. Mr. Cummms 
•"•as f(;lIov.ed engineerini: mo'ifly >ince his rnarria'/e. Tiicy 
;ir'.- now living at De-^ Moine-. Iowa. Tliey have changed about 
"'•■lie: fro'Ti Lake ("ity to Minneapolis: from there to Co;';m- 
■'';s, Ohio; then to Keutuck.y ( v.-here their son U'iiiiam 
■'••'Uty (juntiiins rcm.iin'^d): and tlien to JJes Moines, where 
■^'••y now h.e. Mr. J. D. Cummin^: was three years in 
■"C Civil War, and e c:.pc(.l without a scratch. 


'I'hey have three Hving children and several that died in 
infancy. The living are: 

Carrif. May Cummins.*^ 
William Blatty Cummins.'' 
Emma Rigiiley Cummixs.*' 


I Mary Jank BAUR.^the fourth daughter of William Barr,^ 
was born July 12, 1824, in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. She 
married R. M. Millikix. He was an elder in the Rock Run 
Presbyterian Church. He died September 24, 188S. Mrs. 
Millikin died April 19, 189 1, a^cd sixty-seven }'ears, nine 
mouths, and six days. They had one son and three daughters 

Harris T. Millikix'' married Nettie Beaver. Mr. 
Millikin died January 27, 1896. 

Since Harris's death the balance of the famdy have lived 
in a suburb of Chicago. Address, Edgewood, Illinois. 


7 Naxcv D. Barr,^ the fifth daughter of William Barr,* 
was born January 4, 1S27, in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. 
She married Jonathan Stewarl. They moved West in 1852. 
He followed farming until the Ci\!l \Var broke out, and then 
enlisted in the Seventy-fourth Illinois Regiment. He served 
almost three years. Since that time he has worked at the 
cari)enter trade, but is not able to do hard work. He keeps 
some bees, and is able to attend to them; that is about the 
extent of his work, 'i'hey have two daughters. 

1 Ida Oi'Hflia Siewart.'' 

2 Jennie Davis Stewart.'' 


I Ida Oi'HKLiA Stewart' was married to John C. 
Young, and lives near Freeport, Illinois. After their marriage 


Mr. Young accepted a position as mail agent on :"-e Illinois 
Central Railroad, which po.>ition he filled for a!r-::~t twcntv 
years. He was in three railroad wreck'?;, but unforicin.-vtely the 
last was too much for him. His spine was .vo badly i:-.;:red that 
he gave up hi= position and is now a hopeless iriv:\":i. He is 
able to get ii round, but his physician says he can never Ire any 
better. 'I'hey have three bo) s. 

Arthur Youxg.^ He is a day laborer. 

Roy Youxc.*' He is an up ;:oIster. 

Clyde ^'ouxg.'" He is clerking in z. store in Freeport. 


2 Jexxh: I). Stewart' was married to El!.\s Me 
is a farmer and they live near Cockrell, Stepherisor. County, 
Filinois. 'lliey have tv/o daughters and one son iivir. ^^ Tiiey 
spent part of their married life near White Rock, Kan.^as. 
\\'hile living there they h'-t two little girL: Bkkiik," : .ed eight 
years, and Bi.ssiK,^ aged six years. 

-Maudie,*^ the oldest daughter, is clerking in a crygoods 
^torc in De> Moines, Iowa. The youngest daughter. Ir'A." is 
at home. 'I'he son helj,< on the farm. Mr. Baker s super- 
intendent of a Sabbath school near his place, and takes an 
interest in Christian work. 


8 Margaret I^ark,^ the sixth daughter of '•'•': i. i.i a. -.i 
i'AHR,3 was born June 7, 1829, m .Miriiin County, Pe.-.r. -yivania. 
""••e was married to .Mr. J'jUN ShaijEF, December 1, i^49- 
'!': was born .\pril 22, 1.S16. and died June 18, iSiq. H> 
'"^'ner's name wa- Henry Shadio. .Mrs. Shadle c . : .1 ui\ i. 
'■^7.3. :'ged forty-four year> and one m<;nth. 

After marriage they wnl to liouickeeping in c.::i of his 
'•^'f'Cr's hou.-e. 'I'he)' livid there for twenty years, t:-.-:- r/iOved 


to a farm which they purchased from Mr. James Millikin, two 
miles south-east of where they did live. 

They had three children, two sons and a daughter, 

1 Samuel Wilson Shadle.'^ 

2 John Harvkv Shadle.-^ 

3 Annetta Jane Shadle.'' 


1 The oldest son, SA\ruEL Wilson Shadle,^ was born May 
ID, iS5i.and died June 24, 1897. He prepared for college 
at Kishacoquillas Seminary, trraduated at LaFayette College, 
and subsequently studied law at Lancaster, Pennsyl'. ania. 


2 JriHN LLvRVEY Shadlf;' was born February 22, 1853. 
Died February 3. 1880, of typhoid fever. 


Annetta Jane Shadle"' was born September 16, 1855, 
and was married to Mr. Gkuher H. Bell March 21, 1878. 
They had three children. 

John Foster Bell^ was born February 23, 1S79, and is at 
present attending school at Dickinson Seminary. Williams- 
port, Pennsylvania. 
Harvey Thompson Kell'' was born June 19, 1884. He 

died June 18, 1890, of dyptheria. 
Mary Barr Bell^ was born April 15, 1890. She is at 

Mr. Bell was in the legislature of Pennsylvania a term. 
He lives at 67 Logan Street, Lewistown, Pennsylvania. 


9 Martha 15. Barr,* the seventh daughter of Willla.m 
IjARR,'^ was born October 7, 1S31, in Mifflin County, Pennsyl" 


vania, and was married to Mr. Rocf.rt P. McCl.a.y Xo\-eiii- 
bcr 25, 1S57, by Rev. Ross Stephenson. They made tlieir home 
in Mi!'l]in Count}', Pennsylvania, near the f)lace of their birth. 
They ha\e two children. 

1 WiLLi.-\.M B.AKR McClav.-^ born in )86o. 

2 Jank Lkndrum McClav,'' born January 3, 1S65. 


I William U. McClav' married Ll'zik M. Camp!;el!., of 
Mifihn County, February 15, iSSS. They liave three chiltiren. 
Hlllx Argvlf, .McClav,*' ijorn January 8, 1090. 
Ralrh A.NDLRi^oN McCla V ,'' bom June 26, 1891. 
Robert Bakr .McClav," born November 16, 1S93. 

2 JANE L. McCLAY.'^ 

Jane L. McClav,-' born January 3, 1S65, married W. 
George Wilso.n', May iS, 1S93. They have three chddren. 

MAR'iffA Barr Wil5mn,'= bom Xovember 5, 1S94. 

Sarah G. Wilso.n','' born July 3, 1S9S. 

May McClay AVilson,*^ born September 4, 1899. " 

Mr. and .Mr.-^. Wilson have their home in Belleville, .^Ii^^in 
County, I-'ennsylvania. 

Mr. Robert .McClay was an elder in the West Ki^iiaco. 
quillas Presbyterian Church for many years before his death, 
\\'hich occurred .-\[)ril 20, 1881. at the hl'c of si.xty-nine years 
and eleven moiiths. .Mrs. McClay is still living, ar.d makes 
h-.-r hoaie with her daughter at Belleville, Pennsylvania. 

This closes quite a full account of a lari^e family of children, 
^;randchildren, and urrat-Lrrandchildren of William IiAi;R.> ail 
ol whom, without e.xceiition. are most respectable; comtortably 
"^^"•'lated in life; and many of whom ha\ e been elders, Sr-i/oath- 
■■<-U>j')\ suj)erintendents, and inirre.-ted in and connected with 
?.'jnic branch of the Church uf Je^u.^ Christ. 



Mr. Barr and his wife have been dead many years, but 
his hfe and Christian influence are being reproduced a hundred- 
fold, and his soul goes marching on down the generations. 
What a lesson of responsibility is here taught every patent: viz., 
to live his or her best, and bring up a worthy family, so that 
the home altar fires may ever burn brightly for the Lord. 


3 John Barr,^ the third son of Robert Bark,''^ and grand- 
son of Robert Barr,^ was born in MiiHin County, noi tar from 
Reedsville, in 1793. He wa.s an apprentice boy tu Robert 
Gardner of Spruce Creek, Center County, Pennsylvania, and 
learned chair-making with him (and he made good ones). He 
had a hard struggle in his early life. 

He married Jeanette Borland, of Scotch descent. She 
was raised on Spruce Creek. They were married in 1S08, and 
removed to East Branch, three miles south-east of McAlevy's 
Fort, Pennsylvania, on the farm now owned by my sister, Mrs. 
Wilson. There were born to them nine children. 

1 Margaret Barr.* 

2 Christiana Reed Barr.* 

3 Nancy Barr.* 

4 Elizabeth Barr.* 

5 John Barr.* 

6 Martha Barr.* 

7 Hetty Barr* ] . 

8 Robert Barr* | ^ ''■'"^• 

9 William Barr,* born July 5, 1831. Died of scarlet 
fever when a baby. 


I Margaret Barr,* born March 13, 1809. Married 
David Semple May 4, 1830. Died in Adams County, Ohio- 



2 Cuisisi lAXA Rekd i;ARk,H)oin December 13, 1S12, and 
married Ja.mks vSkmfle A\>n\ 14, 1S35. He was a coi!>iii of 
David Scmple, who married tlic sister. 


3 Nancy Lakr^ was boni April 2, 1S15. She never 
married, and died at tlie liome of her sister, Mrs. Hetlie Porter, 
January 30, 1SS6. 


4 Eli;^abkth Barr,-* born March i, 1818, was married to 
RoiiKRT Hur.v .A.pri! 1. 1S62, by Kev. Moses Floyd. She died 
April 5, 1S67. To tlicm \^'a^ born one son, Samuel G. Hlkv. 


Rev. Samufl (]. Hui.v' v.-a.-, born May 7, 1S64, near 
NrcAlevy's Fort. Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.- He 
graduated <':t Wcjtniinster College, June 20, 18SS, and at 
.Mlegheny Theological Seminary Mdrcii 25, 189 1. He was 
licensed by .Mercer Presbytery, at West .Middlesex, Penn-yl- 
vania, April 15, 1S90; and v.-as ordained and installed by the 
I'rcsbytery of Wisconsin, as pa-tor of Rock Prairie congregation 
(where he still [(reaches) .Augu-^i 19, 1S91. He has been quite 
successful in this, his only settlement, and enjoys tlie work. 

He was married Sei;tember 10, 1891, to .Miss Eva F. 
D.jN'.\LD.>')N, of .\'ew Wilmington, iY-rinsylvania, by Kev. J. .M. 
Mtaly, D. D. Her father's name was Zechariah D^.nald-on, 
who for niany years was a prominent elder in the Ne-ha;inoch 
Presbyterian Church. He is a nephew of Rev. Alexander 
Duiialdson, D. D., <(f F.lders Ridge, Pennsylvania. 

Their family consists of three daughters. 

Grace Huev,'' born December 29, 1894. 

Hklf.s HuKV.Mxjrn Q. tobcr 27, i8g6. 

Rum C^RAWioRij Hui.v,'' b<nn .-\piil 29, 1900. 


Brother Huey is ayenial, live, active man, up lo dale, aiid 
is succeeding admirably. 


5 John Barr^ was born May 14, 1820. He was married 
twice. His first wife was Anxa Eli/;a Bell, born 1022, mar- 
ried May 19, 1844. She died May 7, 1S49, and leit iv,-o 
children, one a babe which soon followed the mother, born 
April 26, 1849, ^"<^ ^^^^ h^h 19^ 1849. The other was 
Elizabeth Jane. 

Elizabeth Jane Barr,' born August 31, married 
to Lemuel Morrison September 18. 1877, by Rev. W. A. 
Clippinger. Mr. and Mrs. Morrison moved lo ToA'er {lill, 
Illinois, in the spring of 1884. They have one son Charlie, 
born September i, 1878, who is clerking in a drygoods store 
in Eower Hill. Mr. Morrison is a farmer. 

Mr. Barr married for hi., second wit'e M.vRv J ANt Portf.k, 
of HunlinL;don County, Pennsylvania, November 9, 1851. To 
them were born nine children. 

1 Willlvm p. Barr.'' 

2 Margaret S. Barr,'' is single, lives at home and 
teaches school. 

3 Ella M. Barr.'' 

4 Anna N. Barr,-^ single and at home. 

5 Kate Barr,-^ single and at home. 

6 Sarah T. Barr,^ single and at home. 

7 John N. Barr,'' at home and unmarried. 

8 Archie Barr,-^ at home. 

9 Millie Bark.'' 

I Whham 1\ Barr,-'' v,-as born September 21, 1852, in 
Stone Valley, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. He married 
Agnes Si lwari' ( daughter of Samuel Stewart ), uf^ar McAlevy's 

mtif^W^rrmi^^-^'^*.-'^ -':*i^"^:.iW^M4:r}--^k'-^:^ -■■ 

^^ I- M^'i 

Rev. Samuel G. Huey. 

(Page 41.) 


Fort, Pennsylvania, July .•?4, 1S73. She was born Noveml>er 
18, 1850. They moved from the valley February 25, 1SS7, to 
Clearfield Count)', Penns}lvania: and then to Center County, 
Peimsylvania, March 2, 1S98. Their present address is Sandy 
Ridge, Pennsyhaniit. 'J'hcy have seven children. 

Alma B. }3arr'' was born September 10, 1S74, in Hunt- 
ingdon County, Pennsylvania. 
Walter M. Bark^ was born March 8, 1877, in Huntingdon, 

Count)-, Pennsylvania. 
McCarl Bakr*^ was born December 21, 1879, in Hunt- 
ingdon (bounty, Penns\lvania. 
Clvuk i^AKK^ was born May 19, 1882, in Huntingdon 

County, Pennsx'lvania. 
Mead Barr*^ was born July 28, 1S84, in Huntingdon 

County, Pennsylvania. 
Anna Maude Barr^ was born January 29, 1SS6, in -Hunt- 
ingdon County, Pennsylvania. 
Frank Barr" was born March 28, 1890, in Clearfield 

County, Pennsylvania. 
Mr. \V. P. Barr is an engineer at the Sandy Ridge Fire 
Brick Works, and his sons Waiter, Carl and Clyde work at 
the same works. All are making good wages and doina v,eii. 


3 P3lla .M. Barr,' born Jul) 18, 1858, was married 
October 23, 1S84, to Tiio.MAS A. Magill (born June 9, itfo), 
by Rev, Adair, and lives near Irwin, Pennsylvania, east of 
Pittsburg. Their cliildren arc as follows : 

Jennie Blanch Magill,'^ born Xcn-cinber 2, 18S5. 

James Archie .Magill,*^ born January 31, 1S87. 

Vernon 'J'. Magill,'' born February 26, 1889. 

Charles T. Magill, M)orn April :^^, 1891. 

John H. Magill, M;orn October 31, 1893. 


David R. Maoii.l/' born May 23, 1895. 
George A. Magill,*' born September 13, 1897. 
Alvira J. Magill,^ born August 2, 1900. 


9 MiLLiK Barr' was married to F. H. Dunlap, of Mercer 
County, Pennsylvania, November 17, 189S. 'I'hey live at 
Youngstown, Ohio, where they moved August 29, 1899. 
They have one son. 

Frederick Harold,'' born October 3, 1899. 

Mr. Dunlap is tbreman of the F>nterprise Boiler Works, of 
Youngstown, Ohio. They are mcml)ers of the Tabernacle 
United Presbyterian Church. 

Mrs. John Barr'* died August 21, 1879. c>f consumption, 
at l)er home in Stone Valley, in her fifty-third year, and was 
buried in the United Presbyterian Church burial ground. She 
was a kind-hearted woman, one of the best of mothers, and 
trained her large family up to industry, and in the fear of the 
Lord; and died in the hope of a glorious immortality. 

Mr. Jolin Barr'' deserves more than a passing notice. He 
lived on a farm in the upper end of Stone \'alley, not far from 
the foot of Broadtop Mountain. Mr. Barr and family made 
the United Presbyterian their church home, and were remark- 
ably faithful in their attendance on church ordinances, for 
although fully four miles from tlie church, they were seldom 
absent, and they were a family that would be missed if they 
were absent. 

Mr. Barr was a good-natured, jo\ial man, who enjoyed 
and could tell a good story. He was elected by the building 
committee of his church to superintend the erection of the 
beautiful and conunodi(jus two-stor)' brick building. Owing to 
the fact that the kiln of brick was spoiled in the burning, it 
made much expense and trouble for Mr. Barr, as the facing 


brick JKid to be hauled from IIuniinL:don. lUit he showed hi., 
business tact and enerLry in t!ie manner in whicli he succeeded. 
The work was .approved by the building counni'.tee, and 
Mr. Barr was h.igiily comnv^nded for the faitlil'ul manner in 
which lie had attended to tl-e business. He died Marcli 21, 
iSSS, a man thai very much missed in the church a;,d 


6 Marth.a B.\kk' was born on the East Branch, near 
.Mc.\levy"s Fort, December i, 1S22. She was the sixth child of 
joifx Baur.-' She was married twice. First to jA.MF.b PoKin-', 
January 2^, 1S-19, who died soon after. Tliere were no children 
by the first husband. 

She married for her secor.d husband Sa.muel McCord, 
.March 4, 1S51. They lived on a farm orie arid one-iialf miles 
west of .McAlevy's F'ort, Pennsylvania. Mr. McCord was not 
a rugged man and could not stand hard uork. We could see 
him every day almost, pa.ssii-,;,^ our buildings to the fort. He 
was a kind man and a good neighbor. Mrs. McCord was a 
good manager and a hard-wurking woman. 'I'o them were b'jrn 
two daughters. 

1 Nan'cy J ant. McCot'.i).^ 

2 Margarkt McCord.' 


I Nancy Jank McCori/^ was born January 24, 1S52, ar.d 
''vas married to Ja.mks; February 17, 1876. They farm and 
own their t'arm of ^).^e hundred and sixty acres, n-,-ar 
Poatiac, I,ivi^g-^ton County. Illinois 'I'hey moved to their 
l^resent hornc .March i, 1S76. 'I'hey have si.x children, all 


Grace M EwiNO'Mvas born November 4, 1876. 
Fannie M. Ev/ing*' was born August 20, 187S. 
William M.*'' was born October 29, 1S79 
Carrie M. Ewing*^ was born August 27, 1881. 
James H. Ewixg" was born March 20, 1S83. 
Robert G. Ewin'g'' was born September 14, (S93. 
Mr. Ewing is the son of Wilham Ewing, of Manor Hill, 
Huntingdon County, [Pennsylvania 


2 Margaret McCord'^ was born April 14, 1856, and was 
married by Rev. J. M. Adair to John T. Powell, December 6, 
1883. Mr. Powell was l)orn July 28, 1858. His parents were 
Joseph and Rachael Powell of Stone Valley, Huntingdon 
County, Pennsylvania. They moved West in March, 1S84. 
They farm and own their own farm near Green Center, Green 
County, Iowa. 'I'hey have three children, all living. 

Joseph M Powell,'^ born September 7, 1886. 

Alta Janet Powell,'' born Jul) 14, 18S8. 

Laura Alice Powell,*^ born July 29, 1S95. 

At present they are attending the M. E. Church, but 
intend to sell out and move to Keota, Iowa, so as to be near 
their own church, the United Presbyterian. 

Mrs. Samuel MrCord died October 30, 1882, aged sixty 
years. Mr. Samuel McCord died May 9, 1886, aged sixt)' 
nine years. 


7 Hetty Baku' and her brother Robert were twins, 
born on the East branch, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, 
April 5, 1825. She is the only one of the family living. She 
still lives three miles from .Mc.Vlevy's Fort, near where she wa^ 


She married Samukl Porter October i6, 1849. He 
died September 12, 1S58. He was a farmer. There were born 
to them two sons and two daughters. 

John Porter-^ was born on July 17, 1850. He is unmarried 
and makes a home for his aged mother on the farm. 

Mary .Anna Porter-'' was born September 23, 1853, is un- 
married and makes her home with her mother. 

WiLLiA.M Howard Porter,-^ born 15, 1855, died 
September 22, 1873. 

Jeanette Borland Porter,'' born September 15, 185S, was 
married to Alex Clay Hagens March 18, 1893. They 
lived in Stone Valley. He was a farmer. She died after 
many moiuhs of suffering, on September 9, 1900. She 
had no children. 


8 Robert Barr,-* the twin of Helty Barr, was born 
\[n'\\ 5, 1825, on the East Branch, Stone Valley, Huntingdon 
County, Pennsylvania. He married Nancy Porter May i, 
1849, ^'id lived at Boalsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania. 
He died A\n'\\ 26, 1900, from the effects of la grippe. He 
was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He followed farm- 
ing. There were born to them three sons and two daughters. 

CA-ru.s Bakr'^ lives at Gatesburg. 

Howard Barr'^ lives at Gatesburg. 

lU, niE Gaies Bakr-^ lives at Gatesburg. 

Emaline Barr-' lives at Bellefonte. 

Ho.mer Barr-'' lives at Boalsburg. 


4 James Barr,'^ fourth son of Robert Barr,'^ was born in 

Kishacoquillas V.iliey, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. But little 

'■^ known of him. He went to Ohio when a young man, and 

th'jn to Iowa, and died there. Nothing further is known of him. 



5 R.onKRT Uark,^ tlie fifth son of Robkrt Bark,- was 
probably born in Kishocaquillas Valley. He afterward moved 
to Stone Valley. He married hi.s cousin, Elizadeth Bakr,^ a 
daughter of David Bark."^ She died young and left two sons 
and a daughter. 

Mr. Barr died a short time after. His deatli was pecul- 
iarly sad. It was a very customary thing in those da;, s for men 
to frequent the distillery, which was near the fort, although 
they were not known often to get diunk. He was out one 
very cold night, and going by the distillery he stopped to get a 
little liquor to warm him up. He was found the next morning 
frozen to death. Hi.s little dog, which always followed him, 
went home and gave the alarm, acting so strangely ihat they 
followed him. He led them to the body of his ma.>ter. The 
dog was kept with grt-at care in the family until he died of old 
age. Mr. Barr so far as we can learn was not addicted spe- 
cially to the use of slroiig drink, and for this reason was more 
easily effected. 

'I'here were three children. 

The daughter's name was Christian. She died yir^ng of fever. 

The sons were — 

1 David Barr.^ 

2 Rkkd Barr.^ 


I David Bakr' was born October 6, 1813. Hewasmarried 
to Isakki.i K CoLK December 27, 1855. She was born September 
13, 1823. They belonged to the Presbyterian Church of 
Bine Grove .Mills, Center County, Pennsylvania, near to where 
they lived. .Mr. }Jarr being left inoilirrless was raised (so the 
friends tell us) by his Aunt Polly, whcj married a man by the 
name of McC(jk.\iick, who lived and died at Boal.-burg, Center 


County, Pennsylvania. David Barr and his brother Reed both 
married and lived on small farms at the foot of Tussy Mountains, 
one mile east of Pine Grove Mills, Center County, Pennsylvania. 
They bought the land together September i, 1S54, and then 
divided it equally afterward. 

David Barr learned chair-making when a young man, at 
Boalsburg. He afterward learned the painting business. He 
and his brother Reed worked together. They painted the 
United Presbyterian Church near McAlevy's Fort, al>o my 
father's barn and house, about forty years ago. It lasted so 
well, they have not been painted since. 

Mr. David liarr died of Bright's disease September 24, 
18S4, and his wife died September 16, 189S, of consumption. 
Both are buried at Pine Grove Mills cemetery. 

They had four children, two sons and two daughters. 

1 Robert Reed Barr-^ was born November 26, 1S56. 
He is a blacksmith by trade and unmarried. He is at 
present at Ironton, Colorado. 

2 B.\RR.ARA Alice Barr-^ was born July 5, 1859, and 
married Mr. J. B. Piper April 12, 1887. They live 
at Pine Grove .Mills, Pennsylvania, and have two children. 

BklicxFlorence Piper/ born June 10, 1888. 

An.w Margaret Piper, ^ born April 26, 1899. 

Mr. Pijier belongs to the German Reformed and Mrs. 

Piper to the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Piper is a 

coachmaker by trade. 

3 .-V.N'NA Elizaheih Barr-^ v^•as born June 15, 1S61, She 
is a seamstress in Pine Grove Mills Pennsylvania. She 
is a member of the Presbyterian Church. 

4 William Armsirong Barr"^ was born February 11, 
1865, and died January 31', 1887. He was a teacher. 

The family arc all in the church and interested in the work 
■ the Lord. 



2 E.EED B.-^RR^ was born July 9, 1815. He was raised by 
his Aunt Polly McCormick until he was nine years of age, 
and then he was put out for his board and clothes. 

Reed Barr was a small man and somewhat delicate, but 
a jovial, kindly dispositioned man. He and his brother David 
were orphans together, worked together, and lived neighbors all 
their lives. 

Mr. Reed Barr had a great many cherry trees on his 
place, and the young folks of us often drove over the moun- 
tain at the close of wheat harvest for cherries, and alway> en- 
joyed a good time. 

Mr. Reed Barr when a young man taught school in the 
winter season. He taught near our home one winter at what 
was known as Steffie'sschoolhouse, in Stone Valley, Pennsylvania. 

He was married to Mary Williamson, of Stone Valley, 
October i, 1850, bv Rev. William Hamill, of Oak Hall. 
Center County, Pennsylvania. Reed Barr died May 17, 
1891, aged seventy five years and ten months. He died at his 
home and was buried at Pine Grove Mills, Pennsylvania. His 
children still own the homestead. David and Sallie Barr 
still live there. 

Mrs. Reed Barr was a daughter of Hugh and Mary 
Williamson, and was born in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, 
May 3, 1822, and died April 7. 18S6, aged sixty three years. 
eleven months and four days. She died at her home in Center 
County, and was buried alongside of her husband. She came 
from Jefferson County to Huntingdon County when she was 
sixteen years old. 

The children born to thehi are as follows : 

1 Hugh \Villiamson Barr.-^ 

2 Mary Elizabeth Barr.* 

Mr. John S. Barr. 

( Page 60. J 


3 Sarah Jaxf. Barr.^ 

4 Daviu Barr.-^ 

5 ]s.O!'.I.RT El.MKR BaRR.* 


1 Hugh \V. Bakiv'' was born at Boals'uurg, Septeinher 29, 
1851. He is still living at Salma, Kansas, where lie nioved 
March 5, 1S7S. lie married Alicf, E. Loi'SHiRi: (born at Fort 
Wayne, Indiana, November i, iS64)al Salina, Kansas, P\-bn:ary 
26,1882. Their children were all born in Salina County, Kansas. 

Infant son, born January 28, 1S83, died February 5, 10S3. 

Nora May Barr,*^ l)orn Marcii 14, 1SS5, 

Elmer Barr'', ") , ,1 00 ,n- . • 

T^ ,-, fi y born July 1 1, 1887. ( 1 ney were twnis.) 

Elsie Barr'', j j / > / \ .^ / 

Mary Elizae' Barr,*^ born Marcii 31, 1S89. 

Ray Rei:d Barr,*^ born .March 9, 1S94, died December 7, 

1895. Died of membranous croup. 

Bertita Alice Bark/ born February 19, 1S97. ' 

Mr. Barr is a laborer. 


2 Mary E. Barr-"' was born .April 15, 1856, and died 
December :, 1892, aged thirty six years, seven months and 
■sixteen diys. Slie married GKORCiE W. Oa if.s December 20, 
'887. They moved to the farm of Mr. Sterrett Cummins, tw., 
niiles east of .McAlevy's Fort, Huntingdon County, in the 
■pring of 1809 They remiined there two years, and from 
there moved to John .V. Wilson's farm, onedialf mile west ol 
McAlevy's Fort (the farm owned by my father, James llirr), 
''I'ld Mrh. Gates died there and was buried with iier people at 
l*ine Grove Mills, 'i'hcy iiad no children. 

52 THE l;.\RK I A.MIL.V. 


3 S\r;.\n J. Bakr was l)()rii March 27, 1858. She is 
single and !i\es with her luother I)a\ifl oil the homestead. 


4 l).\\iii Ijakr" was born lanuary 28, i860, and hves on 
the honiostcad. David has been treasurer of the Sunday-school 
of the Presbyterian Church at Pine (irove Mills for six years. 
and was superintendent for five years. 


5 KoiiKRi' K. Bark'' wa-. l)orn h'ebruarv 5, 1S63. ile 
lives at <.'aaii) Bird, Ouray County, Colorado. He cooks in ;• 
boardingdvjusc. He started on .May 8, 1893. first going to 
North Dakota for three months, th-^n to the state of Washington 
for a short time. From there he went to CJalifornia, then to 
Arizona for three \ears, and from there he wc-M to Colorado, 
where he is at present. He has l,een cooking ever since he weiu 

The [)irenls and chiklren of l.ioth families were all piously 
inclined, and early joined the Presbyterian Church. 

They started poor in life, but have been able to make a 
respectable living and enjoy a good measure of coml'ort, and a!! 
bear a good name and have the contidence and res[)ect of the 
community in which they live. 


6 Vaa/.w.eiw Bakr,-' the eldest daughter of RontkT-' ;Mid 
Chrisiia.x (IvLbD) Bark, was born in Ki.^haccMiuillas Valley. 
Mifflin Count}', Pennsylvania. The dale of her iiirth we cannot 
obtain. She ne\er married. Slic made a huine f(jr Reed and 
David Barr after they were nine years old, and their father. 
Robert Barr, had died. She lived at Boalsburu', Center Coun 



ty, Pennsylvania. .Vfter Reed ai^d l")avid were married and 
moved to tlieir own jiiares near J'ine r,rove .Mills, in the same 
county, sIk' made her liome with Keed l!arr initil her ticaih, 
March S, 1S56, and \Na< l)uried at I'ine Orove Mills cemc'.ery. 
She occupied an iniportint place, and seemed to be raided up 
for a .';pecia] mission; and .she must have filled it well, for both 
the boy.s grew up to be good, religious men, aiid raised respect- 
able families. 


7 Makv P)AKk" was born in Kishacoquillas \'alley, Mifflin 
County, Penn>>\l\a;-;ia. We do not have tlie date of her birth. 
She married Iluf.u Wn.Li.AMao.N'. and moved to Jefferson Coun- 
ty, J'ennsylvania. They were probably married about 1S20. 
They had two children. 

1 Roi'.F.kl \VlLLI.\.MSON ^ 

2 M.MiV W'lLI lArvt-ON.-* 

.Mr. Williamson's wife died, and he married again and had 
!'-iur children. Mr. Williamson ai d both wives died in Jefferson 
C'ount)-, Pennsylvania. 


I RoBKkr Williamson^ m^irried .MAKr,ARKr Mc.Allvv, 
''uiLthter of .Mien a;;d Letitia .Mc.Alevy. who lived in Iowa. 
' iiey were married in i>-J46. He made hi^ home in Stone \'a!- 
■ •}■, Huntingdon Couiuy, Pennsylvania. He and his fainily 
' -rj tnemb.'rs of the L'nited i'res'oyterian Church, and very 
■■•,"i'ir in th-.-ir attendmce upon tlvj services of the church. 
•^'. Williannon died of [pneumonia, in Stone \'a!ley, i*cnn<yl- 
•■''iia, v.'here they made their horuf-. in 1S97. -^!rs. Wii!iam-on 
■■d the following year, 1898. '1 hey had ten cbiidren. 



Mary/ who makes her home with Rev. J. M. Adair, New 
Sheffield, Pennsylvania. She has lived in his home 
since 1881. She is a faithful, good girl and is filling an 
important place. 

Hugh Williamson.-^ 

James Williamson.^ 

Letitia Williamson.^ 

Reed Williamson.^ 

Ruth Williamson.^ 

Samuel Williamson.^ 

John Williamson.-^ 

Elizabeth Williamson.^ 

Nannie Williamson.-^ 

Most of the children are living in Stone Valley. A com- 
plete record of the family could not be obtained. 


2 >LvRY Williamson,^ daughter of Hugh and Mary Wil- 
liamson, WIS born May 3, 1822, probably in Jefferson County, 
Pennsylvania. She was married to Reed Barr (her full cous- 
in), of Boalsburg, Center County, Pennsylvania, October i, 1S50. 
by Rev. Wm. Hamill, of Oak Hall, Center County, Pennsylvan- 
ia. (See Reed Barr, page 50.) 

This closes the first family record, which takes in 295 
names, not counting the unnamed infants, which woi'ld makt- 
over 300 persons born into the family. 

This is rather remarkable in point of numbers, and also 
just as remarkable in point of character. There would be little 
use for a constal)ular\-,if the world was made up of such famihes. 
Their record is a rlean one throughout, and their standing 
honorable, wherever they lived. The God of Jacob has been 
their God, and Jacob's blessing upon his sons, has rested uoon 
them. It pays to be loyal to God and his truth. 



David Barr,'^ second son of Rokert^ and Mary Wills 
Barr, was born in Ireland in 1750, and came to this country 
some years in advance of the rest of the family, accompanied by 
his older brother Robert. He was married in this country to 
Miss Sarah Thompson, of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Penn- 
sylyania. He first settled in Kishacoquillas Valley, Miftlin 
County, Pennsylvania. The country was very new at thac time, 
and wild game, wildcats, bears, wolves, wild turkejs, etc., 
.iljounded. And the Indians also were plentiful. 

Crandfather in his memoirs says that on October 22 
and 23, 1790 (al)out the time they arrived at Lewistown, or 
Oldtown), "Brigadier-General Plarmer, with about 300 men 
under his command, had an engagement with the hostile Indiaug 
■■^t the Miami villages. He lost about 183 men. However, he 
'•vpt his ground and burned the Indian villages and the Maumee 
■ •wns, and took a vast store of corn and iorage." 

This reads to us in our day like ancient history. They had 
' 'M-s built of stone in various localities, where the natives could 
>■ '-ilicr to defend themselves when the Indians put on the war 
; '"Ut and got troublesome. One such fort was built a half 
'■•; :!c from the writer's home, in Huntingdon County, Pennsy!- 
*-^!'.i>i, called "McAlevy's Fort," after old General McAlevy, 
'•it: of the earliest settlers. 

David Barr is reported by some of the friends to hAve been 

■ t.^ie Revolutionary War, but in looking over the army lists of 

' '-nnsylvania, we could not verif)' it. He was a farmer, and 

* '•• his son was engaged at threshing wheat when his brothers 

•' Ireland — who had just arrived— called upon him. He 


did nol know them, and they did not make themselves known 
to him (Hke Joseph of Bible times) for'some little time, and wheii 
they did tell him he was greatly surprised and wonderfiiiiy 
pleased. This shows that he and his l)rother Robert had been 
in this country for some years, perhaps before the Revolutionar\ 
War, as they did not know their own brothers, who were men 
about thirty-three years of age at that time. 

The earliest mention of his name is in a tail for a pastor 
extended to Rev. James Johnston, dated March 15, 1783. it 
commences, "We the subscribers, members of the United Con- 
gregation of East and West Kishacoquillas," etc.. and is signed 
by fifty or seventy-five persons. iJavid Barr was an elder in the 
Presbyterian Church at that time. Thi.s was found in Mifflin 
County history. Also in the same history we find the assessment 
for Armagh township, MifHin County, in i 790, and among the 
taxpayers mentioned therein is David Barr as possessed of 200 
acres of land, two horses and two cows: also his brother Robert 
Barr assessed for two horses and two cows. 

He must have moved soon after this to Center County, for 
in the Center County history we rind the following references 
to David l^arr: in the organization of th.e count}- in 1800 the 
first county commissioners were David Barr and two other-. 
Also that the first grand jury in this county assembled in April. 
1801, and David Barr was one of the jurymen. Associated 
with him on the grand jury were the names of Cencral Bennen 
William Irvine and Ceneral i'atton. 'I'hese were probabl) 
generals who took part in the Revolutionary War. 

Mr. David l>arr lived within twcj miles of 13oalsburg. 
Center County, l'ennsyi\ nnia, and both he and his wife died 
and were buried there. Mr. Bair died at the age of eighty-five, 
in the year 1835. 

'I'hey reared a large, intelligent, and very respectable lam 
ily, consisting of nine tdiildcn — U\t sons and four daughter-. 


I R()I;i:rt Barr.-^ 
II 1 )a\ ID Barr.-' 
Ill William Wills Barr/' 
I\' Saml'kl Barr.^ 
/ V JuiiN Barr.-' 

\'I Fully Ijarr.^^ 
Vll Jennif, Barr.-' 
\'III Margarkt Barr.^ 
].\' Mary 1!arr.^ 

As we do not haYe tlie ages of the members oi DaYid 
Barr'.s- family, we are unable to say in what order they come. 
All we know is that Robert was the oldest, and we ha\-e learned 
as we were going to press that William Wills (marked third) the youngest of the family. If anything should be learned 
l.itt-r it will be found in the Supplement. 


I Rokkrt Barr-' was born in 1775, and married Eliz- 
■ Mil Brislin in 1800 lie moYcd with his parents to Center 
•::!ty, FennsylYania, when a b')y. He lived in Center 
' :;:!} for twenty-fiYc years after his marriage. All iiis family 
'■■ born in this county. He moYed to Corsica. Clarion 
!iit\-, PeniL-;yl\aiiia. in 1825. and died there June 1 , 1848. 
- V, ifu died in 1845. He was a Democrat in politics, and a 
' ler by trade. There were born to them eight children. 

1 Xancy Barr.-' 

2 Daviu Barr.^ 

3 'i'llO.MPSON BaRR.^ 

4 Sarah Barr.^ 

5 is-oLLRT Barr.-* 

'' Im.i/.arktii Barr.^ 
7 Sami KL Hal.r.* 
•"■ William Barr.^ 



1 Nancy Barr* married Henry Dull and lived in 
western'* Pennsylvania. She died January 28, 1841. They 
have one son. 

Henry Dull^ lives at Brockwayville, Jefferson County, 
Pennsylvania. He is engaged in the lumber business. 
We know nothing of the rest of the family. 


2 David Barr'' died in 1835. 


3 Thompson Barr'* died in April, 1858, of consumption. 
He was sheriff of Clarion County, and died in Brookville. He 
never married. 


4 Sarah Barr* never married. She died Januar}- 28, 1841. 


5 Rop.ert liARR* was born in 181 r and lived near Corsica, 
Clarion County. He died in 1892, at the age of eighty-one 
years. He was a farmer. 


6 Elizabeth Bark" was born November 22, 1814. She 
married Johnston J. Corbett in 1834. He was born in 
18 1 3. They lived happily together for sixty years. They 
united with the Presbyterian Church the ne.\t year after they 
were married, in 1835. She died February 24, 1894, in her 
eightieth year. Mr. Corbett is still living at Richardsvilie, 
Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, in his eighty-seventh year. 

They had eleven children, all of whom arc dead but three. 
Three of their sons were in the Civil War. 'I'he children were 
all members of the Presbyterian Church. 

Mr. Samuel W. Barr and Wife. 
( I'age 65.) 



7 Samuel Barr* died in Tennessee in 1S75. 

S William Barr'* died in tiie army during the Civil War^ 
■1 1862. 

Tliey were all Deniocrats except the oldest and youngest 
-uns. The history of this family is very meager. It was with 
difficulty that we secured even this much. 


2 David Barr^ was born in Center County, Pennsylvania, 
::'j,ir Boalsburg, in 1794, and moved to Jefferson County in 
1 330, when he was thirty-six years of age. He married 
Kachael Paxton, daughter of Colonel Paxton of Revolu- 
liunary fame. 

Mr. Barr was in the war of i3i2. The family records were 
■-•taiid we cannot get exact dates. His wife was born in i704_ 
":'.c liied in 1854, at the age of sixty. Mr Barr died in 1856, 
.«'- the age of sixty-two. They both died on the farm to which 
:':icy moved, near Clarion, Pennsylvania. There were born to 
'"■.<:m three sons and five daughters. 

1 Joseph Barr.* 

2 Mahala Ann Barr.* 

3 Elizabeth Barr.* 

4 Margaret Barr.* 

5 John S. Barr.* 

6 Samuel Paxton Barr.* 

7 David Barr.* 

8 Kachael Barr.* 


I Joseph Barr,* born in 1815, died in infancy. 



2 Mahai.a Ann' Bark' was born near Boalsburg May 26, 
1818. She was married to WAsiiiNcrux Tayi.ok March 13, 1834, 
and died in 1848 .She left one son, f>AVii) Jackson Tavi.or, 
who hves in the State of ^^'asl^ingt(Jn. 


3 Eijzahkth Barr^ was born near Boalsburg, Pennsjl- 
vania, I'^ebruary 20, 1820. She is eighty years of age and still 
hving at Oil Cit)-, Pennsylvania. She married a Mr. B(:RI-anii. 


4 Makgarei' Barr^ was born .March 20, 1S21, near 
Boalsburg. She also married a Mr. IjOKI.anu, cousin of iier 
.sister's husband. 


5 John S. Barr^ was born May 26. 1825, near IVjaisburg. 
Pennsylvania. He married Nancy J. Anihony. Mr. Barr 
was elected sheriff of Jefterson County in 1872. He was 
elected in 1893 as Register Recorder aiui Clerk of the Orphans" 
Court, and in 1896 was re-elected to the same office by a 
majority of 2200, which showed his popularity. His son-inlaw, 
John 1). I'Aans, was elected last fall ( 1899 ) to the same ofiice. 

He .started in the hotel business in Pittsburg and has since 
liad charge of the American hotel in Krookville, Jefferson 
County, Pennsylvania, where he still lives. He and his family 
are active members of llie Presbyterian Church. He has been 
Milfering wiiii cancer of the right hand for eighteen months,, and 
cm scarcely v/rite. We are much indebted to Mr. Barr for the 
record of the families in western Peiin.-ylvania. He has been 
burned out i\'.iee, and lost ail his family records, so that many 
o! lilt d.ites (a?inol be given. To them were born six children. 


1 Agxks S. Bark'' was born February 19, 1851. She 
married Ror.tkT Kelly October 25, 1S66. 'I'hey live 
near Rrookville. rennsylvania. To them were born six 
cliildren, as follows : 

Mamk Smvei;.s Kelly,'" born May 12, 1S70. 
John '1\ Kelly, '^ born April 11, 1874. 
W'lLLLAM E. Kelly, ^ born January 21, 1S77. 
LoniE E. Kelly, "^ born May ir, 1S79. 
Earl C. Kelly,** born November 16, 18S1. 
Georgi: II. Kelly, ** born August i, 1885. 

2 .NTary Elizabeth Ijarr'' was born January 4, 1S62. 
She wa.s married to Joseph McDoxali), and lives near 
Brookville. Their children are as follows: 

Bertha McDonald,'* born Sejnember 9, 1881. She 

was married to D. 1^ Hines. 
Daisy McDonald,'* born '.August 6, 1SS3. 
Joseph McDonald,'* born March 6. 1S89. 

3 Samcel FaxiO-X I^arr'' \\-as born December 16. 1S63. 
He married .Mai;y Drummond and lives near Pjioukville, 
Pennsylvania. To them were born five children. 

IvLTii Barr,** born August 31, 1889. 

John BARR.'*born March i, 1891. 

-MvRLLE Barr,** born November 13, 1S92. 

Naxcn' B.-vrr," born in 1S95. 

Mariha Barr,** born June 14, 1899. 

.\ JoMX \V. ISarr,'' born August 7, 1866. He married 

Bell Moole. They live in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. 

5 (;eok(U' M. Barr''' was born June 17, 186S. He 

married h\7./AV. Fit/gerald. They have two children. 

'1 hey live near Brookville, Pennsylvania. 

fiEKAi.i) Barr,** b(;rn in March. 1894. 

I'.LAXCH P.ARR,** bom iu ( )ctobcr, 1896. 


6 Blaxch C. Barr5 was married to John D. Evans in 
1889. She was born February 22, 1873. Mr. Evans 
was born in 1S66. They live in Brookville, Pennsylvania, 
He was elected Register Recorder and Clerk of tlie 
Orphans' Court of the county of Jefferson, Pennsylvania, 
November, 1899. They have three children. 

Helen M. Evans, ^ born March 3, 1890. 

Bessie B. Evans, ^ born August 17, 1891. 

Marv J. EvANS,^ born February 14, 1895. 


6 Samuel Paxion Bakr^ was born 1815. In his younger 
days he preached in the Baptist Church. He was engaged in 
the mercantile business for fifteen years, and was also justice of 
the peace. He died in 1887, aged seventy-two years. 


7 David J]arr^ died i;- 185 1, when a young man. 


8 Rachael Barr* was born August 10, 1828, near 
Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. She has been married twice. Her 
first marriage was to John Porter, in Butler County, Pennsyl- 
vania. To this union two children were born. 

I Samuel Thompson Porter^ was born February 14, 
1848. He was married to Amanda R. Little, daughter 
of Abram O. and Eveline Ellenor (Reynolds) Little, 
December 23, 1875. She was born in Meadville, 
Pennsylvania, February 26, 1857. Mr. Porter and 
family moved to Kansas in November, 1S7S. His 
occupation is stone-masonry and plastering. 1'heir 
children are — 

Eva Mav Porter,*' born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, 
October 12, 1876. 


Mabel D. Poktlr,'' born in Graham County, Kansas, 
August 6, 1880. 

Rachael Porter,*' born in Logan, Phillips County, 
Kansas, November 22, 1882. 

JuEiA Clair Porter,^ born in Logan, Phillips County, 
Kansas, June 14, 1889. 

Eva May Porter^ married Henry W. Xorrish, ^L I)., 
August iS, 1S97. Dr. Xorrish was born in London, 
England, February 10, 1870, He came to America 
in 1872. He graduated from Ensworth Medical College, 
St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1894, and iMissouri Medical 
College, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1S95. Lhey have one 

Ellex Mae Norrish,^ born in Logan, Phillips 
County, Kansas, May 16, 1898. 

2 JuLL\ Porter, -Maughter of John and Rachael Porter,^ 
was born December 30, ^850. She lives at 1614 
Winfield Street, Los Angeles, California, with her half- 
sister, Mrs Pardee. 

Mrs. Rachael Porter's^ second marriage, was to Nathaniel 
•L Wassox, who was born November 23, 1823. He served 
• the Civil War, enlisting in the Sixteenth Pennsylvania 
'^'I'ry, but was not in any battle. Mr. Wasson's father was 
■ I'h': war of 1812, under General Harrison. Mr. and Mrs. 
'•-^M)nlive near Meadville, Pennsylvania, Pettis Road, Rural 
•• • ;tc No. 3. To this union were born seven children. 

I David .S Wasson* was born in l^utler County, Penn- 
sylvania, December 11, 1856, and lives at present in 
P'ristol, Harrison County, West Virginia. He married 
Miss Annie Purford, daughter of David Burford, of 
Venango County, Pennsylvania. They have three 

64 THE J'.ARK 1 AMll.V. 

Mable Wasson,'' wlio was Ijorn in Crawford County, 
Pennsylvania, May 27, 1S78. She married Mr. Krkaps 
and resides in I'arkersburg, ^^"est Virginia. They have 
one child. 

LowRiF. Krkaps," born May 27, 1S98. 

I.ILLIAN Wassox,'' born in McKean County, Pennsylvania, 
June 2, iSSo, married Mr. Kiskr and lives in Crawford 
County, Pennsylvania. 

OwKN M. \\'asson,^ born in butler County, Pennsylvania, 
May 6, 18S5. 

2 John M WassoN'^ was born July 16, 1859. Me lives 
in Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio, Rural Route No. 2. 

3 Wa.ssox,-' born December 15, 1861, died August 
17, 1864. 

4 E. 1),'' born in March, 1864, was married to 
Eva V. Ca.mi'Bixl, youngest daughter of Robert and 
Nancy Campbell, at I'airview. Butler County, Pennsyl- 
vania, May 5, 18S5. She was born September 23, 1866, 
three miles from Murrinsville. Cutler County. Pennsyl- 
vania. 'rh(,'y live at Tionesta, Poorest County, Pennsyl- 
vania. Mr. Wasson's business is contracting and drilling 
oil wells. He has been in the oil business since 1882. 
They have four children. 

Lkkv ^Vas.son,*^ born August i, 1886. 
MvRrLK M. Wassox," born ]''ebruary 15, 1S8S. 
Lucv Cj. WASSf^x,** born October 7, 1892. 
K()i:ERT M. Was^/)X,'' born .March 28, 1897. 

5 Lucv E. \Va>sox,-^ b'jrn (Jctober 7, 1S66, is married to 
Mr. Pardkk, and li\es at 16 14 Winficld Street, Los 
Angeles, California. 

6 Eva Wa^-dn,'' born ^Lly 3, 1869, died Septc-mber 17,1870. 

7 Chari.ks ]]. Was-on,'' born 26, 1875, lives at 
l''indlav, Ohio. 

'IHh r.AUU I'AMIL^". 65 


3 ^\'ll.I.^•..M W. iJAi^K' wa-v born July 19, 179.}, in Mir'iiin 
{"o'liuw l^•l1Il^ylva!lja. Hsj nuirried Jam. Skmim.k in iSit,. 
i Iv (iieci of a rujjtJire when he was forty-two years and cifvcn 
nviiilhs old, on June ig. 1S37. jv-n'^^ Sernple Barr was Ijorn 
Ju!\- 5, 1792, and died Sei)lenil'er 9, 1S50. a:;ed fifly-eiL;ht \cars 
and two months. 'I' lK)th dieil at the Darr horne.-tead, near 
Uodsburi;, Center Co'uuy, F'ennsyi\ aiiia. There were born to 
thcni seven son> and tliree daiigiuers. 

1 Samuki. W . Hark.-' 

2 DA\in 15a ku.^ 

3 jA\i, A. J]ar[;.* 

4 J amis S. Barr.' 

5 Thomp5')N 1]akr.* 

6 Hon. Wiij.iam Wilis Bark.* 

7 ALKX.XNDt.R r,. BaKR.^ 

8 (;i.o;;r,r: B\KK.' 

9 Sa 1/1.1 1 Barr.* 
10 .A-KNXIII Bar-r/* 


1 Samuk.'.W. J;.\i;r' wa> burn .May 9. i 8 1 .j . Ilcniirried 
•>\fah L .Mkv<^!,i», in .Mercer County. i'erin-,ylv.Uiia. June 23. 
'•'•>45 The}- moved west in 1857. lie fir-.t lived in Ohio. ;ind 
■ '■'■n moved to IMinoi- He die'l at .\ledo, Illinois, October 8. 
' "^'/^ ni his e!','hty-fif;h year. 

lie V.M-, in his n-'Ril iieaitii and "-vent t(; tlic well to t!i;u 
' ne water, and as he retnrnin;^ fell dead on tlie door--'.^.;) 
• -':'."ii tnakin;; a sound. 

He wa^ born in Center (Joiinty. Penn-yivania, tv\o miles 

■■ '11 l; .a!.-.bur;^'. .Ml tlic bfo-J.ers and .>i-.t.:rs were born at tl;e 

-1'- place. He was a memiu-r of ihr; rnited I'rt -byiei ;.:i 


Church of Aledo. He had a large family, eleven children 
having been born to them. 

1 Lizzie Barr,-^ born January, 1851, died November, 1868. 

2 Helen Barr,'' born August 23, 1852, died September, 


3 William H. Barr'' was born March 3, 1854. He 
married Maggie Murtland, daughter of Alex and 
Fannie Murtland, at Fountain Greene, Illinois, March 
3, 1880. She was born October 8, 1856. They live iii 
Aledo, Illinois. His business is burning brick. They 
have nine children. 

Charles Blair Barr,^ born December 13, 1880. 
Alson J. Steeter Barr,^ born September 5, 1S82. 
Ethyl Barr,^ born May 3, 1884. 
Clarence Cole Bakr,'' born Marcli 18, 1SS6. 
Mabel Clair Bakr,^ born November 18, 1S87. 
Harry Andrevv- Larr,*^ born August 18, 1889. 
Fannie Murtland Barr,*^ born March 29. 1891. 
Lylis Verl Barr,'' born April 6, 1893. 
Joe Bohr Barr,^ born October 29, 1895. 

4 Andrew C. Barr^ was born in Center County, Pennsyl- 
vania, February 14, 1856. He married Mary A. Tarv, 
the eldest daughter of John and Sarah Ann Tary, May 
30, 1892. She was born January 26, 1863. They live 
near Viola, Illinois. He is a coal miner. They have 
two sons. 

George I. Bark,* born November 26, 1S92. 
Reukkn .Milks Barr,® bor'- December 29, 1897. 

5 Ida Bark-' was born .August 26, 1859, in Illinois. She 
married Mont (Redoes. He is a farmer and lives 
near Aledo, Illin(;is They have one daughter, Lillie 

Mrs. Jane A. Barr. 


6 Albert Barr-^ was born February 4, 1862, in Illinois. 
He married Maria Stephens. I'hey live near Ottumwa, 
Iowa. He is a farmer. They have had two boys. 
One of them died. 

7 Laura Barr'^ was born in Mercer County, Illinois, 
August 26, 1S64. She married Joseph F. McDougal 
in Iowa City, Iowa, February 10, 1892. He was 
born in Mercer County, Illinois, in i860. He is a 
traveling man. They live in Aledo, Illinois. They 
have one daughter. 

Gladys Fkrn McDougal,^ born June 22, 1897. 

8 Carrie Barr^ was born March 4, 1867. She married 
Henry Jobusch, son of Lewis F. and Ann K. Jobusch, 
December 24, 1885. They live at Aledo, Illinois. He 
follows horse training for a business. They have three 

Mary Jobusch,^ born December 12, 1886. 
Rose Jobusch,^ born June 23, 1S88. 
Freddie Jobusch,^ born October 26, 1892. 
9 Felton EJarr,-'' born August 21, 1869, died Febru- 
ary, 1884. 

10 Sallie W. Barr,'' born May 26, 1872, died January 
19, 1881. 

11 Rose Barr,-"" born April 26, 1858, died November, 


2 David Barr* was born in 18 18, and died when a 
?'jung man, December 19, 1834. He was buried the very day 
^"s sister Sallie was born. 


3 Jane A. Barr' was born in Center County, ne ir Boals- 
••rii I'ennsylvania, July 27, 1820. She was married to 


David Barr, her second cousin, and son of Samuel and Lydia 
(Block) Barr, September 26, 1844, by Rev. Mr. Adams, They 
moved West in the fall of 1S60 to West Point, Iowa ; and ther. 
again in 1862 to Big Mound, Iowa, and in 1864 to Fountain 
Greene, Hancock. County, Illinois, where they lived until 
recently. The daughters having all married and gone to them 
selves but Nannie, they moved to Carthage, Illinois, where 
they live together. (See record of David Barr,^ son of 
Samuel Barr,- for further account.) 

4 JAMES S. BARR, Sr.^ 

4 James S. Bakk^ was born in Center County, Pennsyl- 
vania, near Boalsburg, November 26, 1822. He was married 
to Charlotte B. Stagf.. She was bom February 20, 1817, 
and died March 20, 1897, from the effects of a severe cold. 
Mr. Barr died of cancer, May 29, 1899, at Boskydell, Jackson 
County, Illinois, where he lived on a farm. 

They came east to Indiana in 1857, and the following year 
moved to Tamaroa, Perry County, Illinois. Some time after 
that he moved to Benton, Franklin County, Illinois, and lastly 
to Carbondale, Jackson County, Illinois. 

For ten years before going west he was editor of tl'.c 
Hiintin):,don American, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania 
After moving he edited and published the Jmrn'ra?i Sp) 
in Perry County, Illinois. In 1863 he published the Boifcn 
Standafd {a. Democratic paperj, in Jackson County, Illinois, and 
continued in that capacity until 187S, when he retired to a farm 
near Carbondale, where he died. 

During his residence at Benton he served as county clerk 
and master in chancery for several terms. In Pennsvlvania 
he was prominent in educational circles, and served his native 
county several terms as sui)erintendcnt of schools. In southern 
Illinois, he was recogin'zed as a vigorous writer upon all [uiblic 


questions, and during his years of active service no writer was 
tnore generally quoted in that section. After retiring from the 
newspaper work, he devoted himself to his farm, in which he 
took great pride, and which might be called a model fruit farm. 

They were consistent members of the Presbyterian Church. 
His wife joined the church in 1855. All her children — seven 
in number — survive her. She left a large circle of friends, 
v.lio mourn her loss, but who have the satisfaction of knowing 
that she has entered upon a reward justly earned by a life of 
'.mselfish devotion to her husband and children, and the exercise 
of a Christian fortitude that never faltered or grew weary. 
Hcr's was a beautiful life, filled wuh good deeds, and behind 
-r she left an example worthy of emulation by all. 

Their children con.sisted of five daughters and two sons. 

1 William Will.s Barr.^ 

2 Maggie Barr.^ 

3 Charlotte Barr.-^ 

4 James S. Barr.° 

5 Clara S. Barr.^ 

6 Emma Barr.^ 

7 Flora Bakr.'^ 


I Ho.\. William AVills Barr^ was born in Center County, 
'^■>>l\aiiia, May 8, 1845. He married Alice Glein Bren- 
■•. daughter of Joseph Addison and Christina Glein Brenizt-n, 
'"'iiiadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 15, 1850. 

He is a prominent attorney and lives in Carbondalc, Jack- 
County, Illinois. He was a member of the Illincns House of 

■ ■-■'^cntatives from 1870 to 1872; Master in Chancery of Frank- 
'ounty, Illinois, two terms; State's attorney of.'^ame county 

• '*"ir years, from 1872 to 1876; Judge of County Court of 
*--^oii County, Illinois, for eight years, serving two terms. 


commencing in 18S7. He was Grand Orator for the Grand 
Lodge of Illinois A. F. and A. M., and Grand Spectator of the 
Knights of Honor of the Slate of Illinois for two years. He is 
at present attorney for the Illinois Central Railroad Company, 
and several other cori)orations. Judge Barr in politics is a 

There were born to this union two daughters. 

Jessie Glein Barr,^ born in 1875, married Dr. Robert 
E. Steel, of Sehi City, Utah. 

Bertha Alice Barr, ^ born in 1877, married Dr. W. H. 
KusEE, of Carbondale, Illinois, May 25, 1895. 

2 Magoie Barr-' was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, 
May 26, 1858. She married Dr. A. G. Orr, son of William 
H. and Charlotte (Penny) Orr, of Wilson County, Tennessee. 
in 1879. His maternal grandfather (James Penny) was a 
resident of the State of North Carolina, while his grandfather on 
his father's side was a Kentuckian, who served under General 
Harri-son at the battle of Tippecanoe. 

Dr Orr was born September 19, 1841. He was educated 
in the higher branches at the Cumberland University, but dur- 
ing the Civil War joined the Confederate army as a member of 
the heavy artillery service, and served until the conclusion of 
hostilities, when he returned to pursue the study of medicine. 
He graduated from the Jefferson Medical College of Philadel- 
phia, in 1867. In the same year he located at Benton, Illinois, 
for the practice of his profession. There he has labored faith 
fully and ably, and prospered accordingly. He is among tlic 
oldest and most substantial practitioners of Franklin County, 
Illinois. He is a member of the Southern Illinois Medical 
Association, and a local surgeon of the C. & E. I. Railroad Com 
pany. He is identified with the Free Masons, Knights ot 
Honor, and Golden Cross orders. 

Hon. William W. Barr. 

( Page 0-j.) 


To them were born six children, who are all living. 
William J. Orr,^ the eldest son, is a graduate of che 

Benton High School, and a promising young man. 
Arthur G. Orr,'' who is married. 
Edward H. Orr.** 
Lillian Orr.^ 
Robert B. Orr.® 
Charles C. Orr.^ 


3 Charlotte Barr-^ married W. L. Tabor. Mr. Tabor 
is a farmer and lives near Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas. 
They have one daughter. 


4 Jamks S. ]]arr, Jr.,''' is married and lives in Cariervillc, 
Illinois. He is editor of a paper, and in politics is a Republican. 
They have three children, two beys and a girl. 


5 Clara J. Barr-^ makes her home with her brother, 
Judge W. W. Darr, of Carbondale, Illinois. She is unmarried. 


6 Emma Barr'' married Mr. Fred Webb, of Kansas City, 
Missouri. He is a cattle buyer and shipper. They live at 
^^ansas, City. Mr. Webb is a Democrat. They have one son, 
Kalph Barr.« 


7 Flora Barr^ was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, 
•^I'ly 26, 1858. She was married to John A. Ross October 5, 
'^79. at Dover, Pope County, Arkansas, by Rev. J. L. Hicks 
Mr. Ross was born in Gibson County, Tennessee, July 7, 1848. 
'»t is a nuTchant. They have two children. 


Ethel Zenas Ross,^ born in Dardanellc, Arkansas, 
June 22, iS8i. 

Allan Bark Ross,*' born in Dardanelle, Arkansas, April 
I, 1891. He is a bright boy in tlie fourth grade. He 
is considered one of the best pupils at school, and is 
always at the head of his class. 

We are indebted to Ethel Z. Ross for much of this data. 

5 Thompson Bark^ was born in Penns Valley, Center 
County, Pennsylvania, in 1S25. He married Miss Ellen Spark 
of near Boalsburg, Center County. His first child, Maggie E., 
was born in Center County. He then moved to Keokuk, Iowa, 
and while in Iowa there were born to them Jennie, and John S. 
the only son; afterward Iowa A., the youngest daughter, was born. 

Mr. Barr was a man possessed of remarkable memory, a 
great reader, exceptionally fond of history, well posted, and 
was a good conversationalist. He was a man of good judg- 
ment and unimpeachable integrity. He took a very active part 
in politics, and was an earnest advocate of the principles of the 
Republican party. He was a carpenter by trade, at which he 
worked for many years, both before and after he went West. 
On account of his wife's health he sold out in the West some 
time in 1863 and came East. Mrs. Barr died soon after his 
return from the West. She had been in delicate health for 
some years before she died. He went to Clarion County aloni: 
in sixty-nine or seventy, and with his brother Ale.x. B. Barr 
built a hotel and storeroom in Clarion, and engaged in tlu- 
mercantile business. They did an immense business and were 
quite successful for some years, up to 1885, when he embarked 
in the oil business, which resulted in his financial ruin, and 
from which he never fully recovered. He died on Decoration 
Day, May 30, 189S, of cholera morbus, at Mahaffey, Pennsyl- 
vania, at the home of his daughter, Jennie Cromer. 

Mr. Thompson Barr. 
( Page 72.) 


Their cliildren were — 

1 Maggie E. Bark'' never married, and died in February, 

2 Jennie Barr^ was born in Keokuk, Iowa, in 1S57. 
After her mother's death she was raised by Alex B. Barr, 
her uncle, who had no children. She was married to a 
Mr. Cromer at Brookville, Pennsylvania, February 7, 
1883, by Rev. Elder. They live at McGees Mills, 
Pennsylvania. To them were born seven children. 

Alexander Brown Barr Cromer,^ born at Brook- 
ville, January 11, 1884, is now attending Bellefonte 
Academy, Bellefonte, Center County, Pennsylvania. 

Catherine Cromer*"' was born at Brookville, February 
24, 18S6. 

John Bowen Cromer*^ was born at Punxsutawney, 
Pennsylvania, August 2, 1890 and died July 20, 

Thompson Cromer*^ was born at Glenhope, Clearfield 
County, Pennsylvania, September 17, 1892. 

Rachel Cromer^ was born at Mahaffey, Pennsylvania, 
August 21 , 1S96. 

The twins, Marv and Jennie Cromer,*^ were born at 
Mahaffey, January 23, 1S98. 

3 John .S. Barr-' was born March 21, 1859. He is 
single. He is in the employ of the American Steel 
Sheet Company, at Vandergrift, Pcnnsjlvania, forty 
miles east of Pittsburg. 

4 Iowa A. Barr' was born September 10, i860, in the 
city of Keokuk, Iowa. She was without a name when 
they moved from Iowa to Pennsylvania, and they called 
her Iowa, She was married to Walter E. Banks May 
4. 1896. He was born in England October 27, 1^56, 
and died Marcli 15, 1897. He was a chemist. They 


came to New York city September i, 1S96. Mrs. Bank.< 
and son still reside there. She is a member of the 
Presbyterian Church. They had one son. 

William Thompson 1>anks,^ born January 27, 1897, 
in New York city. 


6 Hon. Willi.\m Wills Barr'* — better known as Judge 
Barr — was a very successful lawyer, making his home in Clarion 
County, Pennsylvania. He was born February 15, 1 82 7, in 
Center County, near Boalsburg. 

He died suddenly during a terrible fire in Clarion, that 
burned his office and the business part of the city. He person- 
ally superintended the removal of his law books and furniture 
from his office, and must have been in the act of retiring when 
he was overcome, for he was discovered lying on the floor. He 
was taken quickly to the Coulter House, where he died in a 
few minutes. This was in February, 1900, making him seventy- 
three years of age. He was a very large man, weighing two 
hundred and fii'ty pounds; perhaps the largest Barr of the name. 

Judge Barr attended the juiblic schools of Boalsburg 
until he was fifteen years of age, and then taught for a few 
years. After this he attended Dickinson Seminary, at ^^'illianls- 
port, Pennsylvania. In 1850 he became a law student in the 
office of Joseph Alexander, Esq., at Lewistown, Pennsylvania, 
and two years later was admitted to the bar of that county. 
He went to Clarion in 1853 and commenced the practice of 
hiw, and soon built up a lucrative business. He served four 
terms as district attorney of that county, and two years as county 
treasurer. He was elected a member of the General Assembly 
of Pennsylvania from that county in 1864, and again reelected. 
During his service in that body he was on a number of impor- 
tant committees, among which was the \\'ays and Means, ihc 

Hon. William W. Barr. 

(Page 74 ) 


ludiciary and others. For many years he was a member of the 
city council. In every office his integrity was unimpeachable. 
In politics he was a Democrat, and served his party well: as 
chairman of the county committee, delegate to county and 
State conventions, as well as a member of the State Central 
Committee of his party. 

He joined the Masons in 1854, and has been one of the 
tp.ost faithful members of the order in that part of the State, 
filling all of the responsible offices, from a subordinate to 
.^Iaster, and District Grand Master of the counties of Armstrong, 
Cambria, Clarion, Indiana and Jefterson. 

On March 31, 1859, he was married to Mary 1'ritner, 
daughter of Dr. John T. Pritner, a prominent physician of 
<'!arion, by Rev. James Montgomery. Mrs. Barr was born at 
Curlisville, Pennsylvania, November 22, 1838. Two children 
were born to them, a son who died in infancy, and a daughter, 
l.ulu Barr, now Mrs. W. A. Hetzel. Mrs Barr makes her 
■f.'trne with her daughter. 

Hon. W. W. Barr assisted in the formation of the first 
■■-;ricultural society of Clarion County, and was its first secretary. 
He was a trustee and promoter of the Clarion Normal School, 
lie was a trustee of the Presbyterian Churcli, and always liberal 
• n his contributions to benevolence. 

As though he had not enough of honors, he was appointed 
'■y Governor Pattison in July, 1891, as Judge of Clarion County, 
' > till the vacancy caused by the death of Hon. T. S. Wilson. 

He presented the Clarion Bar Association with his fine law 
'■fary, which was one of the finest in the State, and whicli will 
'-■ a monument to his memory in that county forever. He 
*-i-s respected and beloved by every member of the Clarion bar, 
'J acknowledged to be one of the best legal minds in the 
^' 'te. '['litre are some men who make the pathway of their 
■'■' ''Jw men brighter, and Judge Barr was one of them. He 


was ever courteous, and a gentleman always. His smiling 
countenance was a benediction. In him the community has 
lost a good man and a friend. (Most of the above was gleaned 
from the Clarion Republican, a Clarion paper.) 

Lulu Barr,-'' daughter of Judge Barr, was married to 
\ViLLi.A.M ALBtRT Hetzel September i, 1SS5. Mr. 
Hetzel is engaged in the lumber business, on Wood Street, 
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and their home is at Homewood 
Avenue and Mead Street, East End Pittsburg, where they 
have resided for the past seven years. Mrs. Hetzel 
graduated from Washington Female Seminary, at Wash- 
ington, Pennsylvania, in 1881. Their children are — 
William B.a.rr Hetzel,*^ born 1887. He hopes to 
enter high school next year at the age of fourteen. 
CAROLINE Hetzel,^ born in 1891. 


7 Alex B. liARR^ was born in 1828, and died in Punxu- 
tawney, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, November 24, 1893. 
He was sixty-six years of age. His death was caused by a 
general breakdown. He was married to Miss Kaiherine 
Little, a sister of Edward Little, so well known in McAievy's 
Fort and in the county, and whose family still resides there. 
She was born in July, 184 1, at McAievy's Fort. 

They had no children of their own, but raised Miss Jennie 
Barr (now Mrs. Cromer), his brother Thompson's daughter. 
Mrs. Barr lives at McGees Mills, Pennsylvania, with Mrs. Cromer. 

Mr. Barr moved west of the mountains in the sj^rmg of 
1865. He taught school for a number of years in Stone \'alley, 
Huntingdon (bounty, Pennsylvania. He once wrote tlie writer, 
that he did not think there was a youngster in Jackson townshij) 
of a certain ;(gc that had not gone to school to him. After 
going west of the mountains he engaged in the stone business, 


in New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He continued in that busi- 
ness for several years. The business did not agree with him, 
and by the advice of his physician he moved up into the pine 
woods, and lumbered a few years. He was not long in regain- 
ing his usual health. His next venture was with his brother 
Thompson. Together they built a hotel and storeroom in 
Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. They did an immense 
business, and made and lost a great deal of money. They 
stayed there five or six years, and then he moved to Punxu- 
tawney, Pennsylvania. There he bought a large hotel known 
as the Loomis House. A short time after making the purchase, 
and paying for it, the town was visited by a disastrous fire, in 
which his hotel and about fifty other dwellings and buildings 
went up in smoke in two or three hours' time, with a total loss 
to him of fifteen thousand dollars. After that time he did not 
engage in any special business. In 1893 failing health began, 
and he died of mental and physical prostration in 1894. 

When a young man he was much in my father's house. 
He was a great violinist, and often spent his evenings in that 
\\ay, much to the delight of the family. He also was one of 
tlie finest penmen I have ever seen. He prided himself in it, 
and was solicited to write sale bills for public auctions. His 
wife still survives him. She lives at Punxutawney, Pennsylvania. 
8 George K.Akk* was born December 1, 1S30, in Center 
' ounty, Pennsylvania. He married Mary B.\rr, daughter of 
"^ tniuel and Jane (McCormick) Barr, of Stone Valley, Hunting- 

■''H County, Pennsylvania, April 10, 1856. Her grandfather 

-'^ David Barr.'^ 

Mr. Barr was in the Civil War. He enlisted in Company I, 

•^>i Missouri iM. S. M. Volunteers, in St. Louis, Missouri. He 

•^ ^s mustered in in March, 1862, and honorably discharged in 

\>ri\, 1865. 


Mrs. Barr was born December 14, 1S37. The femily 
moved West in 1859. They live at DeSoto, Missouri. Ihey 
are both Uving. He keeps the cemetery at DeSoto. 

There were born to them five sons and three daughters. 

1 Felicia Jane Bakr^ married Mr. James Willey. 
They live in DeSoto. Her husband is employed at the 
machine shops. 

2 Clara F. Bark^ is at home and is a dressmaker. 

3 Lauua Hattik Barr'' married Mr. George D. Hopkins 
in 1897. They live in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a 
cook in a restaurant. They have one son. 

George Clarence,*' born 1899. 

4 Ira Thompson Barr^ is a painter by trade. He is 

5 John Alexander Barr^ has been in an insane hospital 
some time, broken down with nervous prostration, which 
affected his mind, but is improving and will soon be 
able to return home. 

6 Hugh Semple Barr^ is a brakeman on the Mexican 
Central Railway, in Mexico. He is single. 

7 William Bakr"' died January 24, 1884. 

8 Hugh M. Barr^ died November 24, 1872. 

The family are all members of the Presbyterian Church, 
except Mrs. Hopkins, who lifted her letter and united with 
her husband in the Methodist Episcopal Church. 


9 Sallie Barr'' was born near Boalsburg, Center County, 
Pennsylvania, December 21, 1834. She never married, and 
made her home (ox some time with her sister, Mrs. Newcomb, 
and since her sister's death has been keeping house for the boys 
at their home, 342 Indiana Street, Chicago, Illinois. She taught 
school for forty-three years, beginning in 1853, and teaching her 

m '^. 

Mr. Alex B. Barr. 
( Page 7n.) 


last school in 1S96. She taught in Center and Huntingdon 
Counties. Most of her life was spent in the neighborhood of her 
home, in that work. She surely is entitled to a life pension 
for her long and faithful term of service. She always enjoyed 
her profession, and never had any trouble getting a school, 
being eminently successful. 

She is a splendid scholar, a great reader, a good conversa- 
tionalist, and a very correct liver. She is a lady of charming 
manners, and always a welcome visitor among her numerous 
friends. May her splendid life be as the " path of the just, that 
shineth more and more unto the perfect day." 


10 AsENATii Barr'* was born P'ebruary 6, 1837, in Boals- 
burg, Pennsylvania. She was married to Jefferson Newcomb, 
in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, April 10, 1855, at her sister 
Jane's, where she made her home after her parents' death. 
While with her sister she attended college at New Wilmington, 
Pennsylvania. After thev were married they removed to Iowa 
Falls, in 1858 In 1864 they moved to West Union, Iowa, 
and the same year to Macomb, Illinois. .Mr. Newcomb died 
very suddenly at Keithsburg, Illinois, in x88o. In the same 
year she moved to Ottumwa, Iowa, vv'here they resided until 1S89. 

Her son Charles left Ottumwa that year for Chicago, to 
engage in bu.sine.^s, and she went with him and made a home 
for him. She kept a rooming-house at 342 Indiana Street. 
She died suddenly with pneumonia June 8, 1900. 

We had been in correspondence with her about her family 
record, but .she died before she had sent it. She was much 
interested in the undertaking. 

Mrs. Newcomb caught cold sitting up with a neighbor, and 
was very bad from the first. She was a healthy woman up to 
that time. She was one of the kindest mothers and most accom- 


modating neighbors. Her death has been a great loss and shock 
to her sister Salhe, and to her children. She was a member of 
the Presbyterian Church for over forty years, a good Christian 
woman, and beloved by all who knew her. She was buried at 
Ottumwa on June 1 1 th, from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lewis. 
She left three children, all living. 

1 Florence Newcomb^ was born in Boalsburg, Center 
County, Pennsylvania, April i8, 1S56. She taught 
school for a number of years. She was married to 
Mr. Leon D. Lewis, at Ottumwa, Iowa, May 6, 1886. 
He was born in Ottumwa and raised there. His occupa- 
tion is a traveling auditor for the Western Railway Asso- 
ciation. To them were born three children. 

Twins were born July 12, 1887, and died July 13, 1887. 
Mable Newcomb Lewis'* was born February 8, 1889. 

2 William Barr Newcomiv^ was born January 15, 1858, 
at Iowa Falls, Iowa. H? married Miss M.A.V Ras.viussen, 
of Racine, Wisconsin, in 1S92. He is occupied in 
the commission business, Chicago, Illinois. They have 
two children, both boys. 

Haroi i> Newco.mi;,^ born in October, 1894. 
Orville Newcomb,** born in 1896. 

3 Charles Carman Newcomb-' was born June 21, 186S, 
at Macomb, Illinois. He is single, and is employed as 
cashier in a wholesale grocery house in the city of 
Chicago. 'J'he writer is very much indebted to him not 
only for such a good history of the family, but for some 
valuable facts concerning our early ancestors, which he 
took the pains to look up for this history. 

'I'his coucludcs the family of Wiii.ia.m IJarr," ihiid son cf 
David Ijarr,- and shows them to have been a most interesting. 
intellectual, and highly respectable and cultured family; and 


•.vill be a chapter that will be read with mucli satisfaction by 
•.iie friends. They have all made their mark in the world. 


4 Samuel Bark,^ son of David and Sarah Thompson 
Hakr, was born in Center County, Pennsylvania, and died 
'.uite young. ' 


5 John Barr^ was also born in Center County, Pennsyl- 
vania. He married Miss Nancy Brisbin, a sister of his 
hrother Robert's wife, but died soon after in a mysterious way. 
None of his friends ever knew how he died. 


6 Polly Barr''^ was born in Center County, Pennsylvania, 
^lie married Mr. George McCormick. They had one son and 
'•vo daughters. The names of the daughters were Jane and 
'•! Tgaret. 

Jane McCormick.* married Sa.muel Bark of Stone Valley, 
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, son of Samuel and 
Lvdia Barr. She died in Stone Valley. (See Samuel 
P)ARr's record for further notice.) 

.Mar(;aket Barr McCormick* mairied Mr. Miller and 
lived in Ohio. Nothing more is known of her. 


7 Jennie Barr-^ married David W'hitehill. They had 
' ! Huily. They both died many years ago. 


8 .Margaret Barr-^ married Adam Mii ler and lived in 
■ ''-r ('ouniy, Pennsylvania. They had four sons and four 

• '.^hters. 


Mary Miller,* the eldest daughter, married Mr. Harts- 
wick, of Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. 

Harry Miller/ one of the sons, is the only one of the 
family living, and he is eighty-seven years of age and 
lives at Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. 


9 Mary Rarr^ is the last of David Barr's^ family. Of 
her we could learn nothing. 

We are sorry the records of this family are fragmentary and 
incomplete, but the records of some of the families being lost 
or burned, and the older people of the connection having about 
all died, it was impossible to get a satisfactory account of them. 
If anything should come in later, you will find it in the Supple- 
ment, at the back of the book. 




!S^ W 

^ A 

Mrs. Asenath Barr. 
iPage 79.) 



William Barr,- the third son of Great-grandtather 
f.RT Barr,^ married Miss Anna Todd in Ireland, and had 

■ e family before coming to this country with his father and 
(■f the family in 1790. His eldest son's name was Robert, 
I'jntioned in the will, but further than this we have been 

Me to get any trace of the family. If any one into whose 
•U this history may fall, knows anything of them or any of 

■ descendants, we will be glad if they will notify us to that 
t. They may have gone back to Ireland. 



■ Our Grandfather Samuel Barr''^ was born in Doneg;; 
County, Ireland, in 1757. He died October 12, 1848, at the 
ripe old age of ninety-one. None of his children or brother 
ever attained to his years, so far as we know. 

He kept a diary of each day, which he began in 17S9, tht 
year before they left Ireland, and from which we have gleaner. 
much valuable information about the family. This diary > 
bound in ledger form, is well written, and shows him to hav; 
been a very fair scholar, and a man of more than average inieli' 
gence. The memoirs are in possession of Aunt Elizabeth 
Anderson's heirs, of Indiana, Pennsylvania. It is highly prizec 
by the family, and will be more so by coming generations. I'- 
is indeed a pity that he destroyed a large part of it, using ihf 
paper (which was scarce in those days) for shoe patterns, as h'.- 
made the shoes for the family ; and what a task he must have 
had of it. He destroyed i)arts of it that would have been ;'- 
most valuable aid to us in getting up this history. 

He married Lydia Black, of Jackson township, Hunting- 
don County, Pennsylvania. She was born in 1777, and wa^ 
therefore twenty years younger than he. They were marriet' 
Tuesday, May 20, i8co, by Rev. Mather Stephens. He w3- 
therefore forty-three years of age when he married. Althougii 
there was a difference of twenty years in their ages, she died fir.-t. 
on September 24, 1843, at the age of si.xty-six. She was quite 
an invalid, suffering much from rheumatism, and confined to 
her chair for several years, but remarkably cheerful through it ail. 

We can trace her {)eople back for two generations. Htr 
grandmother's name was L}dia Hunter; lier mother's name was 



J - 


■ m'ki Ulack. They lived in Ireland, not far from the Uarr 
t'lcment, and when they came to this country they resided in 

ne Valley, neighbors to grandfather. Grandmother had two 

• iihers, Daniel and James Black. As game abounded in 

.se days, the story is told that Daniel Black killed seven wild 

: ..'keys at one shot. He loaded with shot, and when he heard 

■ -incoming, he hid behind a log; and when they came near 
.d discovered him they ran together to fly, and he shot among 

■ vin, killing so many he could not carry them home. 

Grandfather J^^arr owned and cultivated two hundred acres 

land one-half mile north-east of McAlevy's Fort, on the 

jiilic road leading to the upper end of the valley. Most of the 

!id was somewhat hilly, but excellent producing land. There 

;^ a fine spring of limestone water near the house and also a 

"^ell of the same kind of water in the spring-house at the door. 

1 lie house, which was built by Great-grandfather Barr soon after 

he came to the valley, is still standing. It has housed five 

-ciierations of Barr's. The house was built in 1796, and so is 

■ e hundred and four years old. It was a substantial two-story 
s house, well built, large and commodious. There was a 
rch along the whole length of the house, but it was taken away 

■I'vn the house was repaired. The house has been weather- 

rded and looks quite modern. Samuel Barr after he was 

- •rried went to housekeeping in this house and lived here fifty 

.'•;irs of his married life and one year as a widower. It is still 

ipicd by the widow of Grandfather Barr's youngest son 

''•■■nicl), Mrs. Martha Barr, and her son Josejjh, who farms 

■-' old homestead. Mrs. Barr has lived in the house fifty- 

'ce years, or ever since her marriage. We are glad it is still 

the Barr connection. The barn is a large frame barn, well 

' -'ii, and can be seen to the left of the picture. The picture 

' '■ taken from the east and across .Stone Creek, which runs 

'torit of the house. This is the principal stream of the \ alley. 


The barn was the first frame barn in the township, and was use;: 
for church services before there were any churches in tl-,'.- 
community. It was erected by grandfather in 1831. 'I'hc 
most of the roof and the weather-boarding are the first tha: 
were put on. 

Here they lived and died, as did their father and mother. 
and were buried in the graveyard on the farm, as previoti-!\ 
noted. It is a beautiful location and a historic spot, ;^nd ver\ 
dear to some of us as containing the dust of our dear and 
worthy ancestors. 

They were members of the Associate Church (now the 
United Presbyterian), and brought up their family very strictly 
in that faith. The Rev. Samuel Easton was their pastor a: 
their death, remaining there as such for nineteen years. H-.- 
was followed by Rev. John M. Adair, who was pastor for 
thirty years. Great-grandfather was one of the founders ui 
that church, which is one hundred years old. 

Grandfather Barr belonged to the old Whig party, was a 
strong anti-slavery man, and had the courage of his conviction?. 

Their lives were lives of great toil and sacrifice. The} 
began life in a new country, where the inhabitants were fe^^ 
and far between; amid great forests of pine, hemlock and oak. 
They had to cut and clear their own land and put up their o\\" 
buildings. It was a task to clear these great forests and buii'i 
the fences, and hence furnished abundant exercise for his large 
family of boys and girls (for the girls worked much beside thc:r 
brothers in the field). I'hey made their own clothes, mostly 
linen and woolen. They raised the flax, bleached, broke, 
scratched, carded, and spun it, requiring a vast amount of labor 
The girls had a very prominent part in this work, and it didi'Ot 
seem to hurt them, for they all lived to a good old age, '1 1^- 
youngest, Aunt Elizabeth Anderson, is still living, but over eighty 
years of age. The wheat was sown among the stumps, anfi 

Rev. James Thomas Wilson. 

( Page 92.) 


reaped with hand-sickles (a sliort steal hook with teeth). The 
boys and girls side by side cut their swath of grain. It must 
have been an interesting sight. Some of those hooks are still 
in our possession, interesting relics of a past age. Those were 
>,trange days, to us as we look back from our times. 'I'hey had 
about twenty miles to drive to market with their grain and 
produce. They drove heavy wagons with blue, English beds, 
:ind six fine horses; started with eighty bushels of grain, and 
took two days to make the trip to Lewiston across Stone Moun- 
tain, or to Huntingdon, the former being the better grain 
market. This was before railroads were even thought of, and 
only canals were used. So that with our machinery and 
improved modes of travel, we accomplish more in less time and 
live much faster than they, but do we live better? 

The boys now crowd into the cities and enter a profession or 
an ofhce. The girls teach school, play the piano, work at fancy 
work, or do office work. Perhaps the change is better, perhaps 
r'Ot. But better to be out of the world than not to keep up 
with the procession. We must adapt ourselves to the times in 
which we live, or be laughed at and die unnoticed and uncared 
for. But the men and women of those days, inured to hardship 
^nd toughened by toil, laid the foundation of a strong physical 
manhood and womanhood, and stalwart character, which fitted 
them for becoming the parents of strong, noble sons and 
t!;uighters. Are we as well fitted as they, by our changed con- 
'litions, to transmit to our posterity health of body, mind and 
^oul? Are we the worthy sons and daughters of these strong and 
worthy ancestors? Our own hearts must answer, and each 
iieart for itself. The test of the judgment bar will tell. 

To this worthy couple, strong of will and strong of faith, 
*^ere born six sons and five daug^hters, all living to manhood 
'ind womanhood, all marrying, and all heads of respectable 


families, several of whom occupy influential places in the church 
and the world. They are as follows: 
I Mary Barr.^ 
II Lydia Barr.^ 

III RoiJERT Barr.2 

IV Jane Barr.^ 

V Samuel Barr.^ 
VI James Barr.^ 
VII Gabriel Barr.^ 
VIII Margaret Barr.^ 
IX David Barr.^ 
X Elizabeth Barr.^ 
XI Daniel Barr.^ 


I Mary Barr^ was born March 22, 1801. She was 
married to John Osborn in 1825. She died in June, 1835. 
He died in 1S54. They lived near McAlevy's Fort, Hunting- 
don County, Pennsylvania, on a farm. They were blessed 
with five children. 

1 Lydia Jane OsiiORN.'* 

2 John T. Osborn.* 

3 Samuel B. Osborn.* 

4 Nancy E. Osborn.* 

5 Mary C. Osborn.* 


I Lydia Jane Osborn* was born November 27, 1S25. 
She was married to Mr. James Platt in December, 1S55, in 
Mifflin County, by Rev. John S Easton. Mr. Pratt was born 
April 29, 1830, in Mifilin County, Pennsylvania. 

Mr. Platt enlisted in a comj)any called the Jackson .Artillery 
in 1S59, of which .Mr. Grossman was captain. On Septernb<-r 
19th, he came over to Lewiston to attend an encampment, ami 

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Mrs. Jennie Wilson. 

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iv!th a Mr. McStewart he went to town to buy some 03-sters. 
.\s he returned, Edward Mills, who was standing guard, shot 
!iini. He had his gun loaded with a tenpenny cut nail, and he 
> l.iiined that he stumbled into a hole and the gun went off. 
i'he nail went through Mr. Piatt, and killed him. He died 
September 22, 1859, three days after he was shot. The 
company buried him in Mifflin County, and bore all the 

.Mrs. Piatt and her two children were living at McAlevy's 
Fort at the time. The third child was born three months after 
.Mr. Piatt's death. 

1 Mary Eliz.aceth Platt^ was born in Mifflin County, 
May 18, 1856, and died January 10, i860, and was 
buried near McAlevy's Fort, Pennsylvania. 

2 Thomas Marion Plat'i-^ was born May 25, 1857. 
He was married in Illinois, May 3, 1892, to Miss Annie 
Brooks, but only lived a year or so with her. 1 hey 
had no children. He lives near Macomb, Illinois. He 
went West in 1S83. 

3 Sarah Margaret Platt^ was born December 20, 
1859. She married Samuel Stewart, of Logan, 
Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, November 12, 1875. 
They have separated. She lives in Pittsburg, and keeps 
boarders for a living. She has one son. 

Samuel Cornelius Stewart^ was born October 21, 

1876. He went blind last March, and has been in 

the Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. After 

an operation he could see but little. So her only 

support is a care to her. Surely some people have 

their own troubles. 

Mrs. Piatt moved to Mifflin County, and married Aaron 

''iiJEN in 1867. They lived for several years on a farm on the 

'^eedsville pike. They moved west on March 14, 1877. S'^e 



had no family by her second husband. Her children Sarah and 
Thomas did not go west with her. Sarah moved to Pittsburg 
Novembers, 1887. Her address is 710 Watson Street. 

Mr. Riden died soon after going west to Illinois. Mrs. Riden 
died August 9, 1900, of a rupture. She suffered intensely for 
weeks. She had an operation performed, and died in the 
operation; but she could not have lived anyway. She was 
buried at Galesburg, Illinois. 


2 John T. Osborn,* second child of Mary (B.\rr) 
OsBORN,^ was born December 11, 1827, near McAlevy's Fort, 
Pennsylvania. He married H. M. Ailkins, January 3, 1S56, 
and lived near Siglerville, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, on a 
farm. There all his family were born. 

He moved west some years ago to the neighborhood where 
his sister, Mrs. Rider, lived. His wife died and left three sons. 
Mr. Osborn has had three strokes of paralysis and cannot speak, 
but can write a little. He lives at Macomb, Illinois. The sons 
are as follows. 

James M. Osbokn,^ born August 6, 1858, is married, and 
lives in Galesburg, Illinois. He has one son. He is a 
William T. O.sijorn,'^ born September 15, i860, is married, 
and lives in Kansas City, Missouri. They have no 
children. He is an electrician. 
Elmer R. Osborn,-^ born July 25, 1866, is at home at 
present attending his father, but lives in Kansas City. 
He is single. He is a machinist, and works with his 
brother. The boys all have good positions. 


3 S.AMUEL B. OsnoRN* was born July 4, 1830. He married 
Martha Treastek. They have no children. They live in 


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Prof. J. Given Thompson. 

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Hoddsville, Illinois. They run a grocery store. Mrs. Osborn 
IS getting feeble. 


4 Nancy E. Gshoun"' was born in 1832. 


5 Mary C. Osborn* was born in 1835. 

Mr. Osborn^ after aunt's death married for his second wife 
Miss Raney, of Center County. They had one son. 

Charley H. OsiiOKN. He has six children: Laura, Elliott, 
William, Roy, James and Marjery. They live near 
Belleville, Center County, Pennsylvania. 


2 Lydia Barr^ was born October 5, 1802, on the home- 
-■•'■•ad, near McAlevy's Fort, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. 
^.'C was married to Samuel Reed December i, 1825. Mr. 
Kced was born January 12, 1793, south of Huntingdon County, 
I'vnnsylvania, and brought up his family there. He was an 
tncrgetic and successful farmer, and took a leading part in the 
i-iairs of the neighborhood where he lived. He was a faithful 
ti'.emberand an efficient elder of the Associate Church of Hunt- 
■•"'b'don. He died October, i860, on the farm where he lived. 
''1' wife died September, 1878, aged seventy-six years. 

After Mr. Reed's death, Mrs. Reed for thirteen years before 
•■ 'T death made her home with her daughter, Mrs Harris, at 
'-i^ona, Iowa, where Rev. Harris was settled at the time. She 
'-•'•■d in peace, with a confident tru.^t in her Saviour. They 
*'-f<-' a most pious and godly couple, and raised a large and 
■■"Jst excellent family. 

'i'heir children are as follows: 


1 Jennie Reed.'* 

2 John M. Reed.* 

3 Lydia Reed.'* 

4 Rev. Samuel B. Reed, D. D.-» 

5 Robert H. Reed, M. D.-* 

6 Mary A. Reed."* 

7 James Reed.* 

8 David Reed.* 

9 Martha Reed.'* 

10 Daniel Reed.* 

11 WiLLiA.M E. Reed, M. D.* 


I Jennie Reed* was born September 27, 1826. She wa.s 
educated at Washington Seminary and taught school a while. 
She was married to Rev. J. T. Wilson September 22, 1853, by 
Rev. Thos. Hanna, D. D. They spent many happy years 
together. They had no children. 

Cousin Jennie died July 27, 1879, i'"* ^^^^ York city, 
where her husband was settled at the time. She was a most 
faithful and efficient helper to her husband in his domestic and 
pastoral life, until she heard the call of the Master to come up 
higher. Her husband writing of her says: "Her's was a beau- 
tiful life of conscientious devotion in the discharge of all relative 
and religious duties." A worthy tribute of regard from one 
who knew her best. 

Cousin Wilson was born November 14, 1830. He was 
educated in Washington College, and studied theology at Alle 
gheny Seminary. He was licensed August 23, 1859, by Alle 
gheny Presbytery, and ordained January 2, 1 861, by Coneniaugh 
Presbytery He was pastor of Taylorsville and connections from 
January, 1861, to December, 1S61; of First Church, Brooklyn. 
New York, July 17, 1862, to March 11, 1867; of Parker 


Rev. J. W. Harris. 

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S.-.rnucl H. Harris. M. D. 


City, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, September 23, 1874, 
'.u March 31, 187S; of East ii6th Street, New York City, 
Ijno 6, 1879, to August 17, 18S1. After this he was stated 
-;[)ply for two years in Topeka, Kansas. He was pastor at 
^uincy, Ohio, April 11, 1882 to December 5, 1882; stated supply 
..t Greenwich, New York, 1886. Brother Wilson is a good 
i-reacher and a genial man. He married for his second wife, 
Miss Mary Isophine Moore, daughter of Dr. D. D. Moore, 
ofXenia, Ohio, March i, 1881. Dr. Moore was an elder in 
tlie First United Presbyterian Church for many years before his 
death. He led the choir when the writer was a member of the 
choir in 1875, while attending the Theological Seminary in that 
place; also during the pasorate of the writer. They rjwn and 
are running Wilson Hall in connection with Cooper Memorial 
College, Sterling, Kansas. 


2 John M. Reed* was born March 29, 1828. He worked 
'i'. tlie farm until he became of age. He then went into the 
mercantile business for a while, but feeling that he ought to 
li.ive more education, gave that up and entered We.-^tminster 
College, and remained there for a time. He then married 
Maggie E. Moor, of Granville, Illinois, in 1858, and tried 
'-ruling, but still felt impressed with the thought that he ought 
■ ' study for the ministry. So he moved to Monmouth, and 
^itered the college there. But the second year after he entered 
■; health failed and he went down with consumption. He 
- - 1 July 4, 1864. He departed rejoicing in the Saviour, and 
•>. though not i)ermitted to carry out his purpose, was willing and 
f'-.idy to depart. He left a wife, and one daughter, Lydia M. 
'"ow Mrs. J. Given Thompson), to mourn his death. His wife 
"i-^rried again, but has since followed him to that better country. 



Lydia M. Rked'' was born February S, i860, at Monmouth. 
Illinois. She married Prof. J. Givem Thompson — son of Rev. 
S. F. Thompson, who lives at Oxford, Ohio — June i, 1S87. 

Prof. Thom[).son comes of a preacher family. His mother 
was Ellen Given, sister of Rev. James Given, of Brookville, 
Pennsylvania. He is a brother of Rev. Pressly Thompson, of 
Colorado Springs, Prof. E. P. Thompson of Miami University, 
and Rev. Joseph A. Thompson, D. D., President of Tarkiu 
College. Prof. Thompson is Professor of Mathematics in Cooper 
Memorial College, Sterling, Kansas. He took a post-graduate 
course in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the University of Colum- 
bia, with the degree of A. M. He graduated at Monmouth in 
1885. He is considered a good professor and a handsome man. 
They have a pleasant home, and are a very happy family. 

Mrs. Thompson is the sixth Lydia in succession in the con- 
nection, and like all her Aunt Reeds, married a man her junior, 
which we have heard is a sign of wealth. We hope it will be 
true in their case; if not in gold and silver, at least in the riches 
of heaven, "which neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, nor 
thieves break through and steal." 'I'heir children consist of — 

Paul Dean Thompson,^ born April 26, 18SS. 

Samuel Barr Reed THO.MPSox.^born December n, 1889. 

Philip Ed^-ard Thompson, '^ born June i i, 1890. 

Allen Kerr Thompson,*' born March 9, 1895. 

These are four bright, interesting lads The first two are 
great readers. 


3 Lydia Rlkd'' was born July 3, 1829, She was educated 
at Washington Seminary, and taught school for several terms. 
The writer's first days at public school were under her direction. 
I do not know that she was particularly proud of her pupil. 


Rev. Daniel Harris. 

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Mrs. Lydia Reed Harri 

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She went to Monmouth the next year after Uncle Reed's death, 
in 1861. The family moved there in 1862. She got the first 
letter the writer ever wrote, and we can remember her saying, 
''Vou are the youngest correspondent I have ever had." She v/as 
a good teacher, but Rev. Daniel Harris made her acquaint^ 
ance, and at his invitation she decided to make a change of occu' 
pation and become the mistress of his home, and the partner 
of his joys and sorrows. So on May 3, 1864, at Monmouth, 
Illinois, they were united in marriage. 

Rev. Harris was born June 14, 1835, in Clinton Co':nty, 
Indiana. He graduated from Monmouth College in 1862, and 
studied Theology at Monmouth; was licensed April 2, 1863, by 
Monmouth Presbytery, and ordained and installed as pastor of 
the United Presbyterian congregation at Fountain Green, 
Illinois, by the same Presbytery, August 2, 1864. He remained 
there until December 28, 1869. He became pastor at Lacona, 
Warren County, Iowa, November 7, 1870, and remained there 
until November 15. 1877. ^'^^ ""^'^^ principal at the I.acona 
Academy of that place. He became pastor of Ryegate, Ver- 
mont, February 9, 1886; was pastor at Mundale, New York, 
fur several years, deiniiting his charge in January, 1900. 

To them were born three children, two sons and one 

1 Jennie E. Harris.^ 

2 Rev. J. W. Harris.5 

3 Samuel Bakk Harris.^ 


I Jennie F]. Harris-^ was born January 14, 1866. She was 
''iiusually bright, and in early childhood seemed to be a subject 
'-■f grace, and united with the church in her ninth year. She 
^^•"is aiming to prepare herself for a missionary, and was devclop- 
"'•g a lovely Christian character, but God was prejjaring her for 


the home above, and took her to himself in her sixteenth year, 
July 9, 1881. 

2 REV. J. W. HARRIS/' 

2 Rev. J. W. Harris^ was born October 7, 1S67. Ih- 
graduated from Monmouth College in the class of 1890; attendcl 
Allegheny Seminary, and graduated with honors in 1894. He 
settled as pastor of Greensboro (Vermont) congregation, Ver- 
mont Presbytery, the same year, where he labored for over s:.v 
years. But the climate proved too severe for him and he was 
obliged to try a change. Consequently he took a trip with hi> 
wife to Cuba in January, 1900, where he spent part of the winter 
and was much improved in health, and returned to New York 
in March. He has a fine lecture on Cuba, with stereopticon 
views of the people and the scenery. Cousin J. W. Harris 
was married to M.ary A. YouxG, March 3, 1896. They have 
no children. 


3 Samuel Rarr Harris'' was born May 26, 1873, at 
Lacona, Iowa. He attended St. Johnsberry Academy and 
Monmouth Colk-ge; worked at the electric business for a while; 
then feeling that God was calling him to the work of a medical 
missionary, he went to Philadelphia, and entered the Medico- 
Surgical College, and graduated May 26, 1899. He went as 
a medical missionary to Columbia, South America, with Ilev. 
Norwood, a Bible agent who hid been there for twenty years. 
They sailed August 19, 1899, arriving September 11, 1S99. 
A terrible war broke out there in October, the next month aftc.'' 
they arrived, and there were many battles. He has had his 
hands full and has had a wonderful experience in surgical work. 
He is doing much missionary work there in connection with his 
medical practice, and is doing much good by scattering tracts 
and giving out Bibles to any who will receive them, and talking 

Rev. Samuel B. Reed, D. D. 

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with the people about tlie Saviour. He is reported a.s doing a 
wonderful work among the soldier.s and has the reinitation of 
being the best surgeon in Columbia. Many are anxious to 
learn about his religion. 


4 Rev. Samuel B. Reed* was born near Huntingdon, 
Pennsylvania, June 6, 1S31. He early exi)ressed a desire ft>r 
the ministry, and was accordingly educated with that object in 
view. He graduated from Franklin College in 1S53, and 
studied theology at Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, and Xcnin, 
Ohio. He was licensed to preach May 16, 1S56, by Philadel- 
phia Presbytery, and ordained by Allegheny Presbytery April 29, 
1857. He was pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church, 
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, from April, 1S57, to July 11, 1S59. 
The First Church divided and organized the Fifth Church, and 
he accepted their call and was pastor from February 28, 1S60, 
to March 31, 1874. He was stated supply at Evans, Colorado, 
from 1874 to 1876. After regaming his health there, he was 
elected president of Knoxville College, Knoxville, Tennessee. 
He remained there from 1877 to 1881. He was also Professor 
of Theology in Knoxville College during his presidency. 
Again he went to Evans, Colorado, where he was pastor from 
April 7, 1882, to April 6, 1883. He supplied at Davenport, 
Iowa, until his deatli, April 10, 1884. He was fifty-three years 
of age at the time of his death. He died in full assurance 
of faith. 

He was married to Makv J. Lackey February 12, 1S57, 
^t her home in Freeport, Illinois. They had no children. 
•^L.s. Reed is still living in Chicago, Illinois. She has been 
nutron of a children's home in Chicago for sixteen years. 

Dr. Reed's publications arc a tract, "A Sinner Saved;"' an 
address, "The Polished Jewel;" a lecture on "Pastoral Visita- 


tion ;" a "Thanksgiving Sermon," and numerous articles in the 
religious papers. 

Dr. Reed was a very pious man, a faithful student, and 
a most instructive and interesting preacher. He had a style of 
address peculiarly his own, which held the attention of his 
hearers to the last word. He was a very kind-hearted man 
and much beloved. His was a very busy life, and overwork 
hastened his end. 


5 Robert H. Reed'* was born September 26, 1832, near 
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. 

He was a humble, good man, very much respected and 
beloved by all who knew him. He studied medicine in Keo- 
kuk, Iowa. He first practiced in Illinois, then removed to 
Arkansas City, Kansas, where they resided for many years. 
He died April 20, 1899, at Sharon, Harper County, Kansas, 
where he was living at that time. He was regarded as a skil- 
ful physician. 

He was married to M. J. Watt January 19, 1858. Dr. 
Reed was an elder in the United Presbyterian Church and a 
faithful worker. His death was very sudden and unexpected- 
He awoke in the night with heart trouble, and was gone in a 
few minutes. He had but one son, Samuel Barr Reed.-^ 


Samuel Barr Reed'^ was born in 1S62. He married 
Miss Anna Hutchison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. 
Hutchison, of Arkansas City, Kansas, August 10, 1882. 
Mrs. Reed was born in 1863.- They live near Attica, Kansas, 
on a fine farm. His mother makes her home with him. 'i'hey 
have five promising sons. 

Robert H. Reed, M. D. 


Ila Reed.^ 
Stacy B. Reed.^ 
Verne Reed.*' 
EuLA Reed.^ 
Robert H. Reed.'' 


6 Mary A. Rked"* \vas born August 31, 1834. She 
attended Washington Seminary, and ^vas married to D. D. Parry, 
of Xenia, Ohio, at Monmouth Illinois, March 24, 1864. They 
resided at Monmouth until 1888, when they moved to Arkansas 
City, Kansas, where Judge Parry died January 4, 1S95, of 

Daniel Dean Parry was a good business man, and much 
esteemed by all who knew him. He enlisted as a private 
soldier during the Civil War, on April 19, 1861. He enlisted 
ia Company F, Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three-months 
men), and on June following was mustered into the three-year 
service in the same company and regiment. His final discharge 
was dated at Camp Dennison, March i, 1863. While in the 
service he spent his first six months in West Virginia, went 
south with the Army of the C)hio, and returned v/ith Buell. At 
Perry ville, Kentucky, October 8, 1862, a ball penetrated his 
left knee, which led to the amputation of the limb twenty-five 
hours later. 

He arrived at Monmouth, Illinois, March 23, 1863, and 
the next day was given a position as deputy county clerk. He 
held this place about three years, and in November, 1867, was 
elected county treasurer, an office which he held for four terms 
■n succession. In 1870 he was elected as a member of the 
^tate Board of Equalization, and for four years discharged the 
duties of the two offices. In 1880 he represented Warren 
County in the Illinois legislature for two terms. He was in the 


real estate and insurance business in Monmouth until iS88, 
when he wlih his family removed to Arkansas City, Kansas, in 
1S91 he was elected justice of the peace of Arkansas City, ai':d 
in 1S94 he was elected Probate Judge of Cowly County, v.hich 
off.ce he was just about to enter when called away suddenly by 
death, January 5, 1S95. His life was an active [>ubiic life. He 
was a man of unswervini^- integrity; pure in his private life, and 
unbleniished in his public career. He was a Republican in 

Judge Parry and his wife were both members of the United 
Presb)terian Church at Monmouth, Illinois, and Arkansas City, 

Mrs. Pariy is now residing at Long Beach, California. 
She has three cliildren. 

1 Xkttie .-V da line Parkv.^ 

2 Walter Dean Parry. ^ 

3 Jessie May Parry.' 


1 Xeitie Adali.n-e Parry* was born at Monmouth, 
Illinois, February 19, 1S65. She v/as married in Arkan=-is 
City, Kansas, October 13, 1891, to Em.meit P. Reynolus. 
They have tv.o cliildren, both girls. 

Helen Mae Reynold?/' born at Arkansas City, Kansas. 

October 16, 1892. 
Maky Parry Reynolds,'' born at Arkansas City, Kansas, 

August I, 1897. 


2 Wal'ier Dean Pakrv,' born at MonnKJUth, Illinois, 
May 5, 1867. He v,-as married to .\nna Pai eon at Arkansas 
City, October 9, 1S90. They have had four children. 

Harold Dean Parry,*- born at South Haven, Kansas, 
January 16, 1893, died at Arkansas City, July 12, 189.1. 

Hon. Daniel Dean Parry. 

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Raymond Patton Parry/ born at Arkansas City, July 

7> 1895. 
Mildred Lauretta Parry," born at Arkansas City, 

September 28, 1897, died at Arkansas City, August 

15, 1899. 
Donald Dean Parry," born at Arkansas City, October 

5, 1899. 


3 Jessie May Parry"^ was born at Monmouth, Illinois, 
April 8, 1S69. She is living at present with her mother, Mrs. 
Mary Parry, at Long Beach, California. 

Walter D. Parry^ and his brother-in-law, Emmett P. 
Reynolds, are" in business together at Blackwell, Oklahoma, 
Territory. They keep a shoe and men's furnishing store. 

The Parry family are all quite musical. Judge Parry 
; ayed the violin, and Mrs. Parry, his wife, is a good singer. 
Mrs. Nettie Reynolds plays the piano, violin, and mandolin. 
'''•'alter plays the cornet and guitar, and also teaches music. 
Linmett Reynolds plays the guitar. 

All the children, son-in-law and daughter-in-law, are mein- 

' ?rs of the United Presbyterian Church. This is certainly a 

rie family record. If all the families of the world were like 

■5 one, what a paradise this world would be. Nothing but 

■ •'-■ grace and righteousness of Christ can make it so. 


7 James Reed* was born February 26, 1837. He was a 

■ "'<i, steady boy and very promising," but was called home 
*-c-n about fifteen years of age, February 20. 1S53. 


8 David Reed* was born M^roh 8, xS.^q. H.; was a 
''hht child, but died of scarlet feve-- v'hf;n a^jout n\e years of age. 



9 Martha Reed^ was born .April 2S, 1841. She was 
quiet and retiring in her disposition. She loved to read, but 
cared little for company. She died in Monmouth, December 
9, 1893. 


ID Daniel Reeii^ was born October 29, 1843. He 
enlisted in a company of soldiers composed mostly of students, 
who went from Monmouth for one hundred days' service in the 
Civil War, in June, 1S64. He died of camp fever at Fori 
Leavenworth, Kansas, August 9, 1864. His remains were 
taken to Granville, Illinois, where his mother and brotlier 
Robert were at that time, and interred in the Granville 

Before starting he realized the possibility of never returning, 
and remarked that if he was to die in the army, it would be as 
well there as anywhere. The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper 
was celebrated in First Church, Monmouth, on the Sabbath 
before the company started. Dr. D. A. ^Vallace, the president 
of the college, gave the soldiers an earnest address in the after- 
noon . Cousin Daniel remarked that he was glad they had the 
Communion before starting out. 

After he got sick and was taken to the hospital, a kind lady 
asked him if he had any message to send home to his mother. 
He replied, "Not much: my mother knows I trust in Jesus." 
He was not only a Union soldier, but a soldier of Christ. 

II \Vi:.Li/.M E. Rkku, M. p.,^ was born July 20, 1846. 
He went to the army in a company from Huntingdon, Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1SC2, and served in the Civil War with Company 
F, 125th Regi.n3nc Pennsy'v;inia ^'oluntccr Infantry. He served 

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Wh '^S 



William E. Reed, M. D. 

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most of the time in 1862-63 ^" ^^^ Army of the Potomac, engag- 
.ng in the battles of South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, 
.uid Chancellorsville or the Wilderness. He enlisted for nine 
iiionths, but served overtime. He never received a scratch 
during that time. His health being very much impaired by 
exposure, he came home when discharged, to his mother, who 
had removed in the meantime to Monmouth, Illinois. But he 
soon become restless, and reenlisted as one of the veteran con. 
tingent, to fill up the then much depleted Eleventh Illinois 
Infantry Regiment, Company E, in the winter of 1863-64, 
and served to the close of the war. 

After he returned to Monmouth he attended college a while, 
and then went to the Soldiers' College, at Fulton, Illinois. He 
graduated in medicine and surgery at the Mis.souri College of 
Physicians and Surgeons, at St. Joseph. He began the practice 
of medicine at Wincerset, Iowa. He was frozen out there the 
first winter, and drifted south to Kansas City, Missouri; but 
was driven out of there by malaria, and from thence he removed 
to Los Angeles, California, where he has practiced for about 
nineteen years, and still makes his home there. At this writing 
he is traveling for his hL-alth, and is at Cape Nome, Alaska. 

While practicing medicine in Mibsouri, he married Miss 
■\deli.v M. Pkltiet, on November 12, 1874. She was born 
in Champlain, Clinton County, New York, October 19, 1851, 
and is a Daughter of the American Revolution, being a descend- 
-'•nt of Captain Antoine Pauliut, who served throughout the 
American Revolution. 

They have two children, both bright and promising. 

Lena Reed.-^ 

WiELlA.M ReEU.'' 

This closes the record of the Reed family: and while it is 
lengthy, it is very interesting, because it was a remarkable fam- 


ily; remarkable for its piety, and its prominence in public, 
civil, and religious works. 


3 Robert Barr/' the eldest son of Grandfather Samuel 
Barr,- was born May 29, 1804, in Barre Township, Hunting, 
don County, Pennsylvania. He was married three times. Ik- 
married Jane McMiNN April 12, 183S. She was born April 7. 
1 816, in Potter township, Center County, Pennsylvania. They 
were hard-working, industrious people. Few men have stood as 
much hard work as Uncle Robert. He worked v.ith his father 
until he was thirty-four years of age; then married, and bought 
the farm just outside of McAlevy's Fort, adjoining the old 
homestead. He owned an excellent farm. 

He erected a grist-mill at the fort, put up a high dam, anil 
put an over-shot wheel in his mill, which backed the water so it 
interfered with his brother Gabriel, who had a saw-mill and 
tannery just above. This made some trouble. Uncle Gabrici 
sold out and left for the West, and the saw-mill and tannery 
were permitted to go down. The mill built by Uncle Robert is 
still standing and in use. It has been of great service to the 
community. He sold the farm and mill and moved to the back 
part of the valley, two and a half miles west. But this was a 
bad move. He bought two farms and had more land, but mucli 
poorer land. He also bought a grist-mill and saw-mill with the 
farms. He built a fine barn on each farm, and made many 
other improvements. He then sold one of these farms, and 
lived on the other for a while, and then sold it and bought a 
home and built another grist-mill almost in sight of the old home' 
stead v.'here he was born. He died there February 14, iSSo, 
in his seven ty-si.Kth year. His wife died suddenly, November 
18, i860, in her forty-fifth year. To this union were born six 


1 Anna Barr.* 

2 Samuel Barr/ born July 2, 1841, died August 7, 1851. 

3 Infant, died February 10, 1844, aged eleven days. 

4 Infant, died March 20, 1845, aged eleven days. 

5 William BARR/born April 3,1846, died March 27,1851. 

6 Thomas Barr* 


I Anna Barr* was born February i, 1839. She attended 
Westminster College, and while there met M. S. Telford, to 
whom she was married July 8, 1863, by Rev. J. M. Adair, at 
her home. 

She was a prudent woman of excellent judgment, and 
made one of the kindest of mothers and a good minister's wife. 
She died July 29, 1896, at Homer City, Pennsylvania, of paral- 
ysis, after two weeks' illness. She raised a model family and 
lived to see them occupying honorable places in the church. 

Rev. M. S. Telford, her husband, was born July 3, 1834, 
in Hebron, Washington County, New York. He is a brother 
of the late Rev. John C. Telford, D. D. He graduated at 
Westminster College in 1861, and studied theology at Xenia, 
Ohio, and /Vllegheny, Pennsylvania. He was licensed April, 
1863, by Conemaugh Presbytery, and ordained June 16, 1864, 
by the same. He was pastor of Jacksonville and Crete, Indiana 
County, Pennsylvania, 1864 to 1872; Beaver Run and Cherry 
Run, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, February, 1873, to April 
12, 1882; Hanover, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, 1882 to 1888; 
Wurtemburg and Camp Run, 1888 to 1896; Homer City and 
Crete (where he started first), 1896 to the present time. He 
is a fine preacher and a soul-winner, and has been very success- 
ful. He is a man of good evangelistic spirit and methods, and 
keeps up to the times. He has just completed a new church in 
Lhe Crete branch of his charge. 


He was associated with the writer in starting the Elhvc- 
City (Pennsylvania) congregation and building the prcst-:.; 
church. It was built in a new field and a new city, befor-.- 
there was any congregation, and was paid for when dedicattii, 
September, 1891. There is now a self-supporting church there, 
with Rev. D. M. Clcland as pastor. 

The writer's mother once said v.'hen he was prej^aring ft.: 
the ministry, "If you could preach as well as Mr. Telford, 1 
would be glad to see you in the ministry." We may say wc 
have held many very precious seasons together in social fellov.- 
ship, and in evangelistic meetings, with this preacher cousiii. 
Some of the most wonderful manifestations of Holy Ghost powLf 
we have ever witnessed, was when associated with him in a 
series of meetings. We owe much to him, and are thankiw'; 
that he married into the family. 

Few men have more to be thankful for, in his good wiie. 
in his family, and in the blessing of God upon his ministry ai:G 
work, than this humble, unassuming servant of God. But "'1 lie 
humble in due time shall be exalted," and his labors owned and 

There were born to this union two sons and a daughter. 

1 Margaret Jane Telford.^ 

2 Rev. McMinn D. Telford.^ 

3 Rev. Herbert McGeach Tei.kord.^ 


I Margarei Jane Telford'' v/as born April 23, 1S64. 
She attended Westminster College, took a course in music, and 
taught music for a time. She was married to Rev. Willia.m C. 
Adair, son of Rev. John M. Adair, and brother of Prof. Jd'-n 
Calvin Adair of Tarkio College, Missouri, on September 7- 
1892, by her father, assisted by Rev. J. M. Adair, Rev. 'J'. 
Scott and the writer, in the Wurtemburg church, wliere her 

fc 5 }P'J-;»^^^-'J ! U}aWJ ; iM i ^l^ 


Rev. M. S. Telford. 

t Page lo:;.! 



uther was pastor at the time. She was a beautiful and accom- 
];lished young lady, and well fitted by experience and education 
for the place she occupies as a pastor's wife. 

Rev. \V. C. Adair graduated at Westminster College June 
19, 18S8; was principal of Stone Valley Academy in 1S88 and 
1889; entered Allegheny Theological Seminary the fall of 1889. 
The following year he was in Princeton Theological Seminary. 
The third year he spent at Xenia Seminary, where he graduated 
.May 4, 1892. He was licensed to preach the gospel at Albany, 
New York, by Albany Presbytery, May 12, 1892. He was 
ordained and installed pastor of Tuscarara and Concord by Big 
Spring Presbytery, August 30, 1892. He is a young brother of 
!ine Christian spirit and good attainments, and is doing good 
work for the Master. The writer has known him from childhood. 

To them were born two children: 

Anna Ruth Adair,'' born July, 1S93 

Sarah Helkn Adair,'' born April 22, 1895. 


2 Rev. McMinn D. Telford'' was born in Jacksonville, 
Indiana County, Pennsylvania, February 17, 1867. He was 
married to Miss Minnie V. Morrison, of Wurtemburg, Law- 
rence County, Pennsylvania, April 17, 1895, by his father, Rev. 
M. S. Telford. 

Rev. M. D. Telford graduated from Westminster College 
J'ine 24, 1 89 1, and from Allegheny Theological Seminary in 
'»J'Ty, 1894. He was licensed April 11, 1893, by Concmaugh 
i'r^-ibytery; ordained September 8, 1896, by Sidney Presbytery, 
■'•'id installed over Silver Creek congregation at the same time. 
fie spent one season before this as supply in A call 
'^'^s made out for him, but he did not feel justified in accepting 
'•'■ He has since demitted his charge at Silver Creek, and has 
•-*-tepted a call to Raccoon congregation. New Sheffield, Penn- 


sylvania, and was recently installed there. Rev. M. D. Telford 
is a fine penman, and a skilful musician both vocal and instru- 
mental. He played in and drilled cornet bands when a your.K 
man. He is a ready writer, a good thinker and a good preacher, 
and that is enough of good to say of any man. 

To Rev. and Mrs. Telford was born one child. 

Gertrude May Telford, ^born May 13, 1896, who died 
February 21, 1900. 


3 Rev. Herbert M. Telford-^ was born April i, 1875. 
He attended Westminster and Muskingum Colleges, graduating 
at the latter June 25, 1896. He was licensed to preach April 
II, 1898, andordained September 12, i899,by Conemaugh Pres- 
bytery. He graduated from Allegheny Seminary May 17, 1S99. 
Since his ordination he has been elected Professor of Greek in 
Knoxville College, Tennessee. 

Surely any father should feel proud of such a family. 
While brother Telford has sustained a great loss in the death ot 
his excellent wife, and is left lonely, yet he has much to comfori 
him in his family. He is pleasantly situated at Homer City, as 
pastor of the congregation at that place and Crete. May his 
bow abide in the strength of the Almighty. 

All the family are in the United Presbyterian Church. 


6 Thomas Barr,'* the last of Uncle Robert Barr's children 
by his first wife, was born January 25, 1849, in Jackson town- 
ship, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. He lived with his father 
on the farm for many years, and then married Miss Saxer, ^ 
neighbor girl, daughter of John Saner. They had two children. 
He and his wife parted, and he is working for the Greenwood 


Furnace Company. She is dead. He is an industrious, sober, 
hard-working nian. 

Uncle Robert Barr^ married for his second wife Mary 
Magill, of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, a sister of Rev. 
John A. Magill, and daughter of James Magill, April 23, 1S61. 
She died September 3, 1865, aged forty-three years, three 
months and eleven days. She was a woman of fine Christian 
spirit, as were all her father's family, but not a strong woman 
physically. There was born to this union one child. 


Margaret Jane Barr^ was born November 13, 1862, and 
after her mother's death made her home with her half-sister, 
Mrs. M. S. Telford. She still lives, and assists her Aunt Kate 
McMinn in making a home for brother Telford. She never 
married. She is fine looking, a good Christian girl, and a good 

Uncle Robert Barr"* married for his third wife Mrs. Mary 
Stewart, widow of William Stewart, on February 28, t866. 
She had two daughters living, almost young ladies. There were 
no children to this union. She died January 11, 1S80. She 
was a member of the Presbyterian Church before marriage, and 
after marriage joined the United Presbyterian Church with her 


4 Aunt Jane Barr,^ third daughter of Samuel Barr,^ was 
born April 17, 1806. She was married to Ja.mes Gray April 

27, 1837. 

Mr. Gray was born in Huntingdon County, Pennsyl- 
vania, February 13, 1813, but when a young man removed with 
his parents to Mercer County, Pennsylvania, where he remained 
for three years. After this he removed to Ohio, and lived sue- 


cessively in the counties of Coshocton, Putnam, Hardin, a:,.; 
Morrow, where he died at Iberia. His business was farniii;:-. 
and he understood this science very well and made a good liviii^ 
at it. He had during his time fine fruit orchards, and i\<h 
ponds where he had his own fish. It was a pleasant place to 
visit, for they were both very kind, hospitable people, and the 
latchstring was always out to preachers, and frequently pulle^i 
by them. They were worthy members of the I'nited Presbyter- 
ian Church. He was a ruling elder in the Leipsic and Kentun 
congregations for many years. Mr. Gray died of catarrhal fever 
at the age of sixty-seven, and was buried at Iberia April 5, 
1880. His pastor was Rev. J. P. Robb, D. D., who officiatcti 
at his funeral, and was a frequent visitor in the home. Mr. 
Gray never missed a Sabbath at church when it was possible to 
be present. 

His wife died September 5, 18S1, of flux. She was sevent\- 
five years of age at her death, and was buried beside her hus- 
band, where they rest in peace, having died in the full assurance 
of faith. They had four children. 

1 LvDiA M. Gray.* 

2 Sa.muel Gray.* 

3 James W. Gray.* 

4 David B. Gray.* 


I Lydia Mary Gray* was born March 13, 183S, in 
Mercer County, Pennsylvania. She was married to Mr. Mn.i> 
Carson Frew, son of Robert and Anna (Hamill) Frew, at 
Leipsic, Ohio. They have no children. They live at present 
near Loda, Iroquois, County, Illinois. They own their own 
farm and are comfortably fixed. 

Mrs. Anna Barr Telford. 
(Page 105.) 



2 Samuel Grav* was born January 2, 1840, in Mercer 
County, Pennsylvania. He was in the Civil War. He enlisted 
in Company G, Eighty-seventh Ohio Regiment, at Leipsic, 
Putnam County, Ohio, and took part in the battle of Harper's 
Ferry. This was the only battle he was in, as he was taken 
prisoner there, and died of camp fever at his father's house, in 
Putnam County, Ohio, October 28, 1862. 


3 James GraV* was born July 2, 1841, in Mercer County, 
Pennsylvania, and was married to Christian E. Reed, near 
Iberia, Ohio. They are still living, and farm the homestead at 
Iberia, Ohio. They have worked hard to pay off the other heirs 
and own the farm unencumbered, which after years of toil they 
have accomplished. 

They have two sons. 

1 William H. F. Grav.^ 

2 David R. Gray.^ 


1 William H. F. Grav^ was born at Iberia, Ohio, .May 
29, 1867. He married Miss Ethel Crispin September 12, 
1893. They have no children. They live in their own beauti- 
ful home, which they built on one corner of his father's farm, 
near Iberia railway station, soon after they were married. He 
is working for the Big Four Railway Company, and is foreman 
of a section, with fifteen men under him. They are getting along 


2 David R. Grav-^ was born at Iberia, Ohio, December 
i9i 1872. He was married to Florence May Caldwell, by 
her uncle. Rev. John T. Caldwell, pastor of Iberia United 


Presbyterian Church, May 23, 1900. He lives at home anr, 
farms the place. 

Mr. James Gray and wife and sons and their wives are :.'.: 
members of the United Presbyterian Church. 


4 David B. Gray^ was born in Mercer County, Pennsyl 
vania, July 11, 1845. He never married, and died March 3. 
1866, at Iberia. 

This is one of the quiet, unobstrusive families, never push- 
ing themselves into notoriety, but working quietly, and doin:.- 
their duty faithfully in the more humble spheres of life. Family 
worship is maintained with the utmost regularity morning and 
evening in the homes of this family, as well as many other fair.- 
ilies of this branch of the connection, to the writer's persor.p.! 
knowledge, and which is true of the connection generally, and 
accounts very largely for their integrity as a family. 


5 Samuel Barr,^ second son of Samuel Barr,^ was born 
in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, December 10, 1807. 
He was married twice. His first wife's name was Jane McCok- 
MICK,* daughter of Polly McCormick, and granddaughter (.: 
David Barr of Center County, Pennsylvania. 

To them were born several children, all of whom d-. • 
quite young, except one daughter. 

Mary Barr'* was born December 14, 1837, in Huntin^d^^ 
County, Pennsylvania. She married George Barr,^ grand><-^ 
of David Barr, Center County, Pennsylvania, April 10, 1S50. 
They moved to Missouri in 1859, and are living now at DeSuto, 
Missouri. (See page 77 for further notice.) 


Samuel Barr^ married for his second wife Mrs. Hetty 
Fury, April 8, 1858. They were married by Rev. Hill of the 
Presbyterian Church. Mr. Barr died October 23, 1866. Mrs. 
Barr is still living at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, with her 
daughter by her first husband, Mrs. Kate (Fury) Irvine. She is 
in her eighty-fifth year, having been born April 6, 181 6. 

She was an aunt very highly esteemed; always ready to 
help in sickness. She was a good housekeeper and a fine cook. 
She was a lusty woman, but strong and willing. A letter from 
her a short time ago is highly prized, as it called back many 
pleasant recollections. She was a member of the United Pres- 
byterian Church of Stone Valley, where she united after her 
marriage with her husband. 

To this union one son was born. 


George M. Barr* was born July 6, i860, in Stone Valley, 
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. He was married to Miss 
Carrie E. Chappell, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, November 
16, 1881, by Rev. M. S. Genve. Mr. Barr is an engineer on 
the B. & L. E. Railway, and makes his home at Delmar, Del. 
aware. He is a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive 
Engineers of the Eastern Shore Division No. 374. 


6 James Barr,^ father of the writer of this history, was 
born October 3, 1809. He lived with his father until after he 
was of age, and then securing some land, kept bachelor's apart- 
ments for a while. He was married to Miss Nancy Cooper 
BicKEiT April 25, 1844. She was born in 1819, on a farm 
adjoining the old Barr homestead, in Huntingdon County, 
Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of William and Jennie 
(Cooper) Bickett, old pioneer settlers in the valley. 


William Bickett and his brother Adam Bickett came to tl: ■ 
country from the north of Ireland. County Antrim, in 179; 
They lost their course and were twenty weeks in crossing tii- 
ocean, and almost [perished with thirst and hunger. Thty 
were of Scotch-Irish descent, and a hardy, sturdy people of 
good habits and morals. 

William Bickett settled in Huntingdon County soon after 
coming to the State of Pennsylvania. He was married twice. 
His first wife was a daughter of Duncan McVicker, a government 
spy among the Indians. 

His second wife was Jennie Cooper, born in Mifflin County. 
Pennsylvania. She lived to the great age (according to her 
brother's reckoning) of one hundred and three years. The 
family records were burned when she was a child. She died 
December 9, 1876. She retained all her faculties until 
death. She was a woman who had great faith in God, and liad 
long waited for the home-going. To her were born three 
children: Robert Bickett, Nancy Cooper Bickett, Samuel 

They are all dead. Samuel occupied the old Bickett home- 
stead, and died there. Grandfather William Bickett died March 
6, 1S43, aged seventy-six years. 

After the death of my father, mother with the help of the 
family continued on the farm for five years. But when my 
only brother died, and I married, and was prosecuting my 
theological studies with a view to the ministry, and my sister- 
both married, the farm was sold and mother mo\ed to the '-o:'^ 
to live, where she died August 3, 18S2, of cholera morbus, a!'u' 
three days of great suffering. She was ten years younger ih,.r: 
father. She lived a widow ten years, and died at about &■<.' 
same age as he, in the full assurance of faith. 

She was a faithful and devoted wife and mother, kind t ' 
the poor, liberal to the church, and beloved by all who kne^v 

Mrs. Nancy C. Barr. 

( Page 113.) 

Mr. James Barr. 

( Page 1.3.) 


•■'. Slie left a legacy of three hundred dollars to the churchy 
'i? placed on interest, to continue her subscription so long as 
re was a United Presbyterian congregation in that place ; so 
•. lier good deeds live after her. 

Father died suddenly and unexpectedly on ^larch 31, 1872^ 
!iis sixty-fourth year. He retired quite as well as usual and 
.er awoke. Mother noticed him holding his breath, and 
:king he was holding it too long, undertook to arouse him ; 
t not succeeding, called for my brother, who slept in an 
tining rooni. They raised him up, but he was gone. He 
i complained of his heart losing a beat occasionally, but noth- 
.' was thought of it until after his death. He died of heart 
i'lre. Few get out of this world so easily. 

My fatlier was a very industrious man, and a very success- 
firmer. He cleared most of his own land, and erected 

■ io-i all of his own buildings. This was a difficult task, as the 
"i was heavily timbered. He was to own one of the best 
.:is in the valley. 

He was a ruling elder in the United Presbyterian Church, 
tr McAlevy's Fort, for perhaps thirty years. He was an 
• coimsellor, and always a friend of the pastor. He never 

■ <:i-ed his pastor before his family, nor would he suffer others 
■ iu so. M^he pastor, Rev. J. M- Adair, who for fourteen 

i"s of his pastorate had been associated with him in the 

'on, remarked at his funeral with considerable emotion, "I 

<-• lost one of my best friends and safest counsellors." He 

never known to be absent from church without a reason 

■ he could oiTer to God. He never, under any circumstances, 
-'.ected family worship morning and evening. The mid-week 

yer-meeting was never neglected either. The week before 

'lied, when the roads were at their worst, he rode on horse- 

' ^ across Stone Mountain to Lewiston on business, and 

-turned the same day, making forty miles. After eating his 


supper he took another horse and rode two miles to pr.-iyi-: 
meeting. This was characteristic of the man. He alwa-. ■ 
made his reHgion his first duty. .\nd because he looked a;:-. • 
God's business, God looked after his, and he prospered . 
material things as his soul prospered. It would be a shauu- :' : 
children, with such an example set before them, and raised ;:. 
such a religious atmosphere, not to be religious. Hence « : 
have nothing whereof we can boast before God, "for wlien v.' 
have done all, we can only say we are unprofitable servants. 
we have done that which was our duty to do." 
There were born to them eight children : 

1 Jane Cooper Barr,^ born .Viiril 27, 1845, and died 'j- 
diphtheria April 12, 1S60. 

2 Samuel Easton Barr,^ born March 24, 1S47, a;ui 
died September 11, 185 1.. 

3 Elizabeth Barr,^ born May 16, 1849, died June w 

4 William Bickett Barr.^ 

5 Anista Mary Barr.* 

6 James Anderson Barr.^ 

7 Laura Agnes Barr,"* 

8 Infant, stillborn. 


4 Rev. William Bickett Barr^ was born November ii. 
185 I, near McAlevy's Fort, Pennsylvania. 

[ I would prefer that another's pen might trace this sect:«-'" 
of our history. Modesty teaches me that I should not deviate 
from the practice of the use of the third person of the pronoun 
in inditing the record of my own life.] 

lie lived on the farm and attended the district schooi> 
until he was fifteen years old; he then entered the select sch'>" 
afterward organized as Stone Vall«;y .\cadcmy, for four years 

Mrs. Mary Alice Barr. 
(Page .20.) 


He entered Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsyl- 
■..'iiiia, in 1870, and graduated from the same institution in June, 
1875; attended the Theological Seminary at Allegheny, 
Pennsylvania, and Xenia, Ohio, graduating from the former in 
April, 1878. 

He was licensed to preach the gospel by Big Spring 
Presbytery, in April, 1878, and ordained and installed by 
iiiitler Presbytery June 10, 1879. as pastor of Springfield United 
i're-;byterian congregation. This call he accepted in January, 
'11 condition that he be permitted to start a mission church at 
I'lne Grove, six miles distant (now known as Grove City). In 
.March, 1879, he began work at Pine Grove, and organi^ed i 
by direction of Presbytery September i, 1879, with thirty-one 
members. He was installed pastor over this congregation in 
'unnection with Springfield, August 6, 1S80. It grew rapidly, 
•iiid had the elements of a successful church. During this 
-ettlement he partially rebuilt, changed, and beautified the 
' hurch building at Springfield; and built a new church at Pine 
'.Jrove in 1882, costing almost six thousand dollars, which would 
>eat five hundred people. 

He resigned this charge in May, 1885, to accept a unan- 
imous call from the New Brighton congregation, leaving one 
l.undrcd and forty-five members in each congregation. They 
■ihen became two separate charges. He began the work at New 
'-ri^'hton in May, 1885, and was installed July 14, 1885, by 
boaver Valley Presb}tery. During this pastorate he built a 
'lew church at New Brighton, costing fifteen thousand dollars; 
'''lilt a new church for mission purposes in Fallston, on tlie 
'>ihcr side of the river, under the direction of the New Brighton 
congregation. He was also made chairman of the building 
•committee to erect a new church at Ellwood City, under the 
direction of Beaver Valley Presbytery, in the summer of 1891, 
*-osting twenty-eight hundred dollars, which was dedicated 


without debt, although there was no congregation there at tr.L- 
time, and the town was just starting. He resigned the New 
Brighton church October i, 1891, to accept a very hearty cai! 
from First United Presbyterian Church, Xenia, Ohio, leaving the 
churcli with three hundred and fifteen members, and closing 
one of the most successful six years' work, of his life. 

He entered upon the work at Xenia in November, 1891. 
and resigned December 17, 1892, to enter upon evangelistic 
and missionarv work, having been strongly urged to do so, and 
receiving many calls from brethren for that kind of work, h 
was a kind of work of which he had made a special study, and 
in v/hich he found much pleasure during all the years of his 

After holding meetings in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michi- 
gan, he received an invitation to take charge of Dr. Irvine'-; 
congregation, at Albany, Oregon, for a few months, he bein- 
laid aside with inflammatory rheumatism. This he accepted, and 
left his home at New Brighton March 4, 1893, ^^r Oregon, 
where he remained for six months, holding meetings in Port- 
land, Albany, Willamette, and Shedds, Oregon; and Seattle^ 
Washington. Over one hundred were added to the churches 
that spring. 

On September 5th he left for California, accompanied by 
his wife. After holding meetings in a few pbices in California, 
he was invited to take charge of the First Los Angeles congre- 
gation, which had just s[>!it, the pastor having gone out of i' 
and formed the second church. The work was so broken up, 
the people were so discouraged, ai;d the field so occupied with 
other large, flourishing churches, that it looked like a hopeU^-^ 
undertaking to try to build up the congregation again. J!"t 
having received an urgent request from the congregation, and 
also from the Presbytery, to undertake the work, he consentci 
to remain for the winter and do what he could for them. He 


remained there a year and nine months, and during that time 
under the divine blessing the church increased from forty-two 
to ninety-eight members, and the work was entirely reorganized. 
The Chinese mission, which had been under the care of 
Dr. Nevin, and was disbanded by him because he felt he could 
no longer carry on the work, was reorganized and started in a 
new building, which was bought by the Chinese boys and 
modernized. He baptized three Chinese from heathenism before 
leaving, also administered the Lord's Supper to them. This 
mission has doubled since it was reorganized. He endeavored 
to put the congregation into shape to call a pastor permanently, 
as they had from their organization been served by stated 
supplies. This they did after he left, and have continued to 

He decided to return East, and closed his work July i, 
1895. O" his return East he preached a few places along the 
\vay. Stopping over at Chicago for a few days, he occupied the 
Third United Presbyterian Church pulpit, which was vacant, 
and from which he afterward received a very urgent call, 
which he declined, having begun work at Middletown, Ohio. 

This was a new church just started by the Presbytery of 
I'irst Ohio, which, v/ith the aid of the young peoi)le"s societies 
of the presbytery, had erected a neat church building in a 
suitable location. An api)lication from presbytery was awaiting 
iiiai on his return East, to take hold of this field. He decided 
'0 remain for the winter as su])ply, and do what he could for 
'iiem and test the field. Having received forty-seven members 
''Uring the winter, he consented to a call being made, which was 
-■'■'-ccpted at the June meeting of presbytery, 1896. He was 
-'^tailed over Middletown church September, 1896. Here he 
'(•'fuained until December 1, 1898, when he resigned to accept 
■' unanimous call to the First United Presbyterian Church, 
■loboken, New Jersey, where he is at present enjoying the 


work. During his stay at Middletown tlie debt was redu- ■ 
from two thousand to four hundred dollars, many ini];r(.\-. 
ments made about the church, the congregation hicreased fr^ r. 
eleven to eighty members, and all the departments of work v , 
organized. Of those received into the church by protc- ^ ■ 
almost all were bajitised, and very few of the members wer- 
raised in the United Presbyterian faith. But a more loyal lax.: 
church it would be difficult to find. 

He has nothing to say of himself in all that has hcL;, 
accomplished, but points to Him who giveth the increa.-c ai.i.: 
says, "See what God hath wrought;" to whom be all the glor) 
Rev. Barr has always taken an active part in the rcfoiir 
movements of the day. He has voted the Prohibition ti(kc-. 
since 1879, ^^''d so is of age as a prohibition voter; and untii h'- 
sees some reason to change, will continue to vote this ticke: 
He was nominated for Congress in 1884 by Mercer 
Pennsylvania, a strong temperance county. J*Iay God in i 
time give victory to the right. 

Rev. Barr was married twice. His first marriage \vas t^- 
Miss Mary Alice Cummins, daughter of Sterrett and A^ul^ 
(McNitt) Cummins, of Stone Valley, Huntingdon Coi;:.:;. . 
Pennsylvania, by Rev. John M. Adair, assisted by Rev. Ru'-tf. 
W, Kidd, June 22, 1876. She was born May 24, 1853. They 
were brought up in the same church, went to the same acade!!:V. 
and knew each other from childhood. 

Mrs. Barr's family deserves more than passing notice, j- 
two of the writer's sisters and some of his cousins married i"-*^' 
this connection. 

Her father and mother were full cousins, her jiaterr.a. 
grandfather, Mr. Robert Cummins, having married a sister <.'' 
her maternal grandmother, whose names were Mary and Nam \ 
Sterrett, daughters of David and Elizabeth (Hannah) Sterrtt: 
Her Grandfather Cummins's parents, Samuel and Sallie {Semi'f 


Cummins, came from the north, of Ireland, to Lancaster, Pcrn- 
sylvania, at ;>n early day. Of them we know but little. 

Mr. llobert Cummi'is was a hiLiily esteemed citi^en. His 
was one of thie chief families of the United Presb\ terian Cnvsrch 
of that va'ley, which is now one hundred years old. Mr. Cu:r.- 
rnins gave tiie ^.^round for the church, found the lumber (as he 
had two sa\v-mil!s), hauled tlic stone, found the carpenters and 
masons, and boarded th.em while the church was being built. 
The congregation sometinies met m his barn for service, before 
they had a ciiurch. building. He was one of the iinar.cial 
pillars of the church until his death. He raised a large, iiueili- 
gent and highly respected family of seven sons and four 
daughters, the eldest of v.iiom, (."yrus Cumrnins, was a minister 
of the gospel. This large family married, and for the iiiost 
part lived and brought up tlieir families in that valley, ar.d 
became members of that cliurcii. 

Sterrett Cummins, was born April 24, 1829, liear 
Mc.Mevy's I-'ort, Penn-yivania. He married Agnes McXiit 
March 4, 1S52. She was born January 14, 1S30, in Mifilin 
County, Pennsylvania. They lived and raised their large 
family on a farm adjoining tr.e old Cummins homestead, 
and originally a part of it. Father and mother Cummins v.ere 
a most amiable, social and entertaining couple. Their hospital- 
ity was v.idely known. I'ather Cumm.ins was a well informed 
man on' (pae.-^tions of putilic and religious interest, lie r:ad 
an excellent mind, was an independent thinker, an able coun- 
sellor and above the average of larmers in business sagacity and 
intellectua.! breadth. He owned three farms under good state 
of cultivation, and couid make money in any kind of ti;.;cs. 
lie was liberal to tiie ciuirch and a most regular and f '::'.-.:"'j1 
attendant uj^on all of its services, and for a number of } car> a 
ruling elder. He tlied suddenly of paraly.>is, at his ho'ne, 
December 17, 1894. 


Motlier Cummins was a model mother and isousekeeper, a 
kind and accommodating neighbor, a I'riend to every C'ce. She 
carefully trained her family of girls, industriously, socially and 
religiously: so they could lua a farm as -tvell as a house, 
and make a bargain as well as sew a garment. I know 1 have 
not said too much, as those who knew the family will bear me 
out. It is said, "A wise rule in choosing a wite, to be liappy, is 
to choose a good mother and marry one of her daughters. ' 
Mother Cummins died of paralysi-,, at her home, Xovember 25, 
1888. She went out to feed the poultry in the morning, and fell in 
the meadow near the house. There being no one at iiome at 
the time, she lay out al! day. There was a liglu snow on the 
ground. She was still breathirig w k.en they fuuiid her, after a 
long search, but she never spoke, and died a few hours after 
being taken into the house. Thus ended a beautiful and 
useful life. 

Mrs. I'.arr went with her husband to the Theological Sem- 
inary at Allegheny the last two years of his cot:rse. She was a 
most excellent v/oman, possessed of many c.miable qualities and 
much natural ability. She had a most excellent mind, and 
made a helpful minister's wife. She was under >:ze and never 
very robust, but seldom ever sick in bed. She held many offices 
in the Pre^byterial 1-adies' Missionary Society, and was three 
times elected to the general ],adies' Missionary Society of the 
United States. She made friends everywhere sh.e went, and 
held them to her. 

She accomiKUiied h-er husbajid to the coast, the 
trip might benefit her health, as she had been suffering froni 
asthmatic tro.:bie, j'reciictatcd by the lagrippe when at Xenia, 
Oliio. Shi; i'.ad enjoyed the trij) .ind imj-roved in iuaith vip to 
the time she reached Lo-.-Vngeles, California, wr.en i'.er trouble 
returned and :-he became suddenly worse, and died of heart 
failure, through e.xhau.-tion frum e.\ce>^ive coughing, and loss v\ 






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Mr. Sterret Cummins. 

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petite, December 31, 1893, at Redlands, California, and was 
:ricd in Evergreen Cemetery, at Los Angeles. 

This was a terrible blow to her husband, as well as 
her people, and sadly marred the trip. How quickly our joy 
;s turned to mourning. Her life was beautiful, and she seemed 
:■■) he taken away in the midst of her usefulness. It is a great 
riivbtcry to us often why the v.-orthless are spared to be a pest 
:o >ociety and the good and useful are cut down in the midst of 
;lK-ir usefulness. Her husband bos\ed humbly to the will of 
i'mvidence, knowing that He doeth all things well. He had the 
•wupathy and help of many willing hands to lay her peacefully 
■' rest. "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord; they do 
:i.'^t from their labors, and their works do follow them." 

To this union there was no issue. 

After his first wife's death, being strongly urged to continue 
■' •-■ work which had been so auspiciously begun at Los Angeles, 

■ decided to stay for a year; but remained in all about a year 
■ '! nine months. During his stay he met ISIiss Agxes Harris, 

• 'i^;hter of John P. and rvLTrgaret (Rutherford) Harris, of 
;1 'rri.sville, West Virginia, who came to California in April, 1894, 
' ■ teach sc:hool and enjoy a change of climate tor a year. She 
'1 taught school for nine years before coming to California 
\'- the close of their work they were united in marriage on June 
^ '895, at Riverside, by Rev. A. A\'. Jamison, then of 

■ Idomar. After visiting a number of [places of interest along 
" coast, they returned East, slopping at Salt Lake City, 

'^iver, Manitou Springs, Pike's Peak, Omaha and Chicago, 

'■•ving at the bride's home in West Virginia, July 31, 1895. 

"■t-'r visiting friends they entered upon the work at Middietown. 

As to Mrs. Barr's ancestors, her iKiternal great-grandfather 

■ '-^ John Harris, who was born in Ireland. He came to this 
'""try, settling in New Jersey, where he married Mrs. Miller 

""'' Plunimer). 'I'hey moved to ILarrison County, \'irginia, 


(now West Virginia) in 1795, where he died of consumption. 
They had seven children. 

John, the second son, married Agnes Maley, daughter oi 
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Maley, in 1810. (Mrs. Lawrence 
Maley was a Harper.) He came to Wood County, Virginia, in 
1809. She died in i860, and Mr. Harris died in 1863. UK- 
new county of Ritchie, West Virginia, was organized in his house. 
Harrisville, the county seat, is named for the family. Also 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is said to have been named for the 
connection. He was the first sheriff of Ritchie County, and 
for many years the justice of the peace, and very prominent in 
the county. To them were born eight children: Mary, Thomas, 
Hannah, James, Jane, John P., x\nn and Margaret. 

John Plunimer Harris, the father of Mrs. Barr, was born 
February 29, 1820, and hence he only had a birthday every 
four years. He died of an abscess of the liver, November 13, 
1886. He was a modest, retiring man, but highly esteemed in 
the community, and from the time he was a young man he was 
ncv-i without a public office. He was a ver}' intelligent man, 
a gr_at leader, and a man whose integrity was never called into 

His brother, Gen. T. M. Harris, M. 1)., was a practicing 
physician in Ritchie County for many years, and gained great 
distinction in the Civil. \Var. He recruited and organized the 
Tenth Virginia Regiment. He was made Lieutenant Colonel 
in December, 1861, and advanced to First Brigadier-General 
of First Division, under General 'J'hoburn. He was apj)()inteci 
Brigadier-General by President Lincoln March 29, 1865. He 
was the last Brig-idier (General Lincoln aiJ[)ointed. He partic- 
ipated actively until the close of the war. He was in several 
battles, and had his horse shot from under him several times, 
but was never shot himself. He silenced the last guns al 
Appomattox. He hindered General Gordon's escape. He was 

Mrs. Agnes Harris Barr. 


in command of the Frccdmen's Bureau until December 25, 1865. 
He was mustered out April 30, 1866. He was a member of 
the commission appointed by the government to try the con- 
spirators against Lincoln. He has published the full account of 
that trial in a very interesting volume, and also another volume 
on Catholicism. He is a man of fine intellect, an interesting con- 
versationalist, and a Christian gentleman of high standing. He 
is a ruling elder in the Cairo United Presbyterian Church. He 
is in his eighty-seventh year, and lives at Harrisville, West 

Mrs. Rarr's maternal grandparents were Richard and 
Eleanor (Wauless) Rutherford, Avho were married at Leith, 
Scotland, June 22, 1819. He was born in September, 1791, 
and died April 7, 18S0. She was born March 23, 1797, and 
died June 5, 1879. They had ten children: Mary, Ellen, Ann, 
George, Archibald, Susannah, Margaret, Isabella, Katherine, 
and Jane. 

Margaret, the mother of Mrs. Barr, was born October 
17, 1832, and died suddenly of heart failure, in New York Citv, 
on her way to the home of Mrs. Barr for New Years dinner 
from her other daughter's, Mrs. Rev. E. S. Littell's, January 
I, 1900. She was married to Mr. Harris January 8, 1S61. 

She was a woman of meek and quiet spirit, an estimable 
Christian lady, and rai.-^ed her large family m the fear of the 
Lord. As a mother she was kind, industrious, and forgiving, 
careful in rebuking wrong-doing, and encouraging and teach- 
ing right I'rinciples, and always setting an example oi piety and 
nobleness. She was peaceful in her life, and her deam was 
without pain. Listead of sitting down at our table, slie was 
called to celebrate her New Year at the banqueting table of 
God m her Father's house above, with husband and friends 
who had preceded her. She was translated from the banks 
of the beautiful Hudson River to the banks of the crystal sea; 


and from the Empire City to walk the golden streets of the 
capital city of God. 

She was buried beside her husband, at Harrisville, on 
January 4, 1900. 

To them were born seven children, all of whom are living 
but the eldest: James, Richard R., Agnes Eleanor, Mary, 
John Lawrence, Annabelle, and Thomas George. 

James died of consumption, at home, February 8, 18S7. 

Richard Rutherford occupies the homestead, at Harrisville, 
West Virginia. 

Mary is the wife of Rev. E. S. Littell, formerly of New 
York city, now of Zelienople, Pennsylvania. 

John Lawrence lives at ^Veston, West Virginia. 

Annabelle at present is matron of the Boys' Home, at 
Knoxville College, Knoxvilie, Tennessee. 

Thomas George is attending the Medical Department of 
Pennsylvania University at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Mrs. Barr attended Muskingum College at New Concord, 
Ohio, from 1884 to 1886. She is a woman of good judgment 
and a good mind, a companionable and loving wife, filling her 
sphere in the home and the church with great acceptance. 

To them were born three children. 

Edward H.vkri.s Barr,-^ born at Middletown, Ohio, 
March 23, 1S96. 

Infant, stillborn, October 8, 1897. 

James Clark: Barr,^ born October 27, 1898, at Middle- 
town, Ohio; died at Hoboken, New Jersey, of pneumonia, 
December 11, 1899. 

He was a bright, promising child, and his loss was a tr\ing 
one. They were comforted in their boys, but their hopes 
were soon blasted. The Lord' had need of him. But tlie 
experience was valuable to them, as it has prepared them to 
enter into the feelings of those who have met with a similar loss. 


Each life has its Gethsemanes and its transfigurations; its 
Beulahs and its Baca Valleys; its sunshine and its shadows; and 
to be able to say "l"hy will be done," in the one as in the other, 
is a triumph of faith. 

5 ANNA M. BARR.-' 

5 Anna M. Barr' was born September 20, 1853. She 
attended Westminster College in 1871-72. She was married 
to John C. Cummin.s, son of Samuel and Catherine (Smith) 
Cummins, by Rt-v. John M. Adair, December 24, 1874. 

After their marriage they farmed the homestead for one 
year. My sister then bought a farm on the P^ast Branch, 
adjoining my other sister's home. Mr. Cummins had for some 
time expressed a preference for medicine, and to this end com- 
pleted the full course at the Medical University of Baltimore, 
graduating there in 1882. They then rented the farm and 
bought a home in the fort, whei ; he practiced for some time 
successfully. He proved unfaithful to his wife, and she secured 
a divorce from the courts, after which he left the community 
••nd went West. This hastened the death of his wife, who, after 
months of suffering from organic heart trouble, which turned to 
'Iropsy of a violent type, found rest in death. She died at the 
•lome of her sister Laura, June 21, 1890. 

She was a Sabbath-school teacher, an earnest worker in the 
^^'oman's Christian Temperance Union, and a faithful member 
iid liberal supporter of the church in which she, had been 
;sed. Before her death she bequeathed one hundred and 
'■y dollars to Foreign Missions, the same amount each to 
'"ine Mission and Church Extension Boards. She also donated 
"•'ee hundred dollars to the church in selling her home for a 
■"irch jxirsonage. She was a true child of (]od, and loved his 
■•''r( h and work. 



6 Jamks a. Bakr^ was born October 20, 1855, and died 
of pneumonia, February 6, 1874, after six days' illness. For 
some time before his death he attended to the duty of family 
worship. He was a member of the church, and librarian of the 
Sabbath-school at the time of his death, and never neglected to 
attend church and Sabbath-school. Before his death he left a 
legacy of one th nisuid dollars, to be [)ut on interest for tlie 
benefit of the Sabbath-school library. S[)ecial provision has])een 
made in the church for the library, which bears his name. And 
it is, perhaps, one of the largest and best libraries of any con- 
gregation in the body to-day. It has been of incalculable value 
to the community, where there is an academy on the grounds 
adjacent to the church, and largely under the control of the 
church. Surely the Ford prompted the idea. U'ould that we 
had more such legacies. He was not married. 


7 Fauka Agnks Baf-ir^ was born February 22, 1857, and 
was married to RouKur C. Wilsox, son of John A. and Nancy 
(Cummins) Wilson, by Rev. John .\F Adair, January 2, 1879. 
Mr. Wilson was our nearest neighbor, and bought the homestead 
in 1878. After my sister's marriage, they farmed the homestead 
for one year, and then bought a farm of two hundred and fiity 
acres, on the Ivast ]:!ran< h. 

Mr. Wilson is an elder of the United Presbyterian Cluirrh, 
in which he was raised. He is a liberal supporter of the churi h, 
and the family never miss a service without good cause. 
To them were born four children. 

Joiix Vernox Wii.soN'^ was born October 3, 1879, aiul 
died February 26, 1892. His death was peculiarly sail. 
He was kicked on the head by one of the horses in 
play, while he was leading it to water. An artery was 


severed and his skull crushed, from which he died in a 
few hours, never regaining consciousness. He was in 
the thirteenth year of his age. He was a member of the 
church, and had led the young people's prayer-meeting 
the Sabbath previous to his death. He was a bright, 
promising boy, and a good worker. His death was a 
severe blow to the family. 

James Bakr Wilson^ was born November 15, 1881. He 
lives at home and is a member of the church. 

William Frank Wilson-^ was born August 6, 1886. 

Marv Eleanor Wilson^ was born November 13, 1891. 
She was able to read in the newspaper when she was five 
years of age. She is a studious girl. 

All of the family are dead but Laura and the writer. As 
the writer looks about, and memories of the past crowd in 
upon him, feelings of loneliness steal over him. But the servant 
who frequently consults his time-piece, and longs for the sunset, 
is unworthy of his master, and bears but little love for his mas- 
ter's work, or interest in his master's glory. "Be ye not weary 
in well doing; for in due time ye shall reap, if ye faint not." 
The rest that remaineth for the people of God will be all the 
more glorious after a life of service. 

Thi.-, closes the history of my father's family; a history .'^irewn 
wiih early graves and many tears, but tears that glisten in the 
light of the hope of a glorious reunion on the other shore. 


7 Uncle Gai'.rif.l Barr'^ was born October 2, 1811. He 
was married to Miss Lili^v Ann Scott March 16, 1836. She 
was born April i, 1818, and die.d of consumption August 26, 
iS66, at Fountain Green, Hancock County, Illinois. 

Uncle Gabriel after he was married lived for a number of 
years in sight of the old homestead. He ran the saw-mill and 


tannery business, and for a time was very successful. He a!id 
his fatnily moved fioni Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, to 
Lee County, Iowa, in tb.e fall of 1S54. He farmed in the west. 
He owned his own farm of one hundred and .sixty acres. He 
raised great crops of corn and wheat, but had very bad luch 
with his stock. He lo.^t twenty-five head of horses in eleven 
years, and liis cattle died with "black tongue,"'" and his hogs 
with the cliolera. 'I"he war broke out, and the two oldeit boss 
enlisted in the army. He sold out and moved to Fountain 
Green in the fall of 1S65, wlx-re he spent the remainder of his 
days. He died March 23, 1S77, of stomach trouble, in. his 
sixty-sixth year. .-Vunt died iii her lorty-cighth year. I'hey 
had ten children, t'our sons and six daughters. 

1 S.\mi;kl ]5.\kr.^ 

2 J.AML.s I'.AF.I;.^ 


4 S-Ai^Aii Hl!/abf.ih IJarr.^ 


6 Francis .\.nx Bakr.^ 

7 .NFMiV F'.MFLIN!: IJaI:!;.^ 

8 Lii.Mi: Hamhiox Bakk.-' 

9 EnwARi) Car I, Jjarr.' 

10 Al.I.H'l Fk.ACII l].\RIi.^ 

I Samui.i, Harr^ was born Jj.nuary 10. 1838. in Hunting- 
don Couiity, I\-:in-yivania. He went to col'ege in Wasiiington. He wa.-, a very fine peiirnan, and taught p-enmanship f'-r 
a while. He was very handy v.ith tools, and decided to become 
an arehitL-ci. He wx-iit to I'^ort .Madison and woiked at iiis 
trade one year, v.hen tiie (Jivil War broke out, and he caivic 
home and enli,te 1 in the arn"iy in I'cCi. I'here was much sac- 
ne.vs iu the hr-me when iic maf'e known his intentions. 'j"r.c 
probability was that they would never sec him again. 


He was First Sergeant of Company B, Third Iowa Cavalry, 
and in 1863 was promoted to the office of Captain of the same 
company. In 1S64 he was wounded and taken to the lios])ital 
at Kansas City, Missouri, and there took pneumonia and soon 
after died. He was sliot through the tliigh, and liad his limb 
amputated. He knew he was going to die. and made all arrange- 
ments with one of his comrades to be sent home. He died 
November 28, 1864. His comrade accompanied his remains, 
and he was buried with the honors of war. He was a brave 
man, and a good soldier. His life was a truly noble one, as his 
letters in posse.=^sion of his sister Mary show. His letter in answer 
to one from Mr. A. B. McCord of his company, tells of what 
kind of stuff he was made. It was written while he was in bed. 


" To the Boys of Conipa?iy B, and General: 

"I am flat on my back at present from the effects of the 
•imputation of my left leg. I suppose you will all naturally 
think that I am about played, so far as soldiering is concerned- 
I have not come to that conclusion, 1 feel as well to-day as I 
ever did in my life, only I am weak. All I want is time and 
rest, and a wooden leg; then I will be with you again. 

"I never enjoyed a trip better in my life, than the last, 
until the time of my wound. 

"Hoys, you must give them Cain until I get well, and I 
will be with you. 

"1 must close, for there is a young girl getting my supper 
for me. 

"I am your friend, 

Sam Barr." 

Poor fellow, his soldiering was done. He gave his life for 
lus country. 



2 James Earr* stayed at home and helped his father on 
the farm. He was a great singer and vioHnist, and found much 
enjoyment in it. He cnhsted in the Union Army in 1S62 ir, 
the same company (B) as his brother. In 1S64 he v.-as shot 
through the breast, and died. He fills an unknown grave. 
One of his comrades, who was with him when he was shot, said 
it was one of the hardest things he ever did to leave him behind. 
He was the boss cook for the company, and a noble soldier. 
He was born August 21, 1839, and died January 4, iS6v 

Mr. P. M. Mathews, of Warren, Iowa, who was a comrade 
of James, and with him when he was shot, writes: 

"We started from Memphis, Tennessee, about the iSth <>( 
December, 1864, on a cavalry raid commanded by (iener;ii 
Griesson with twenty-five hundred men. On January 6, 1S65. 
we camped at Mechanicsburg, and started early on the mornin. 
of the 7th for Vicksburg. \Vhen we had gone two or three 
miles, we stopped at a pond by the roadside to water our horse?, 
and the rebels conimenced firing upon us. Our company w:is 
ordered to drive them back, while the rest of the command 
continued to water the horses. Our company was formed be- 
tween the pond and the enemy. 

"We were firing bri.^kly at long range, when James ^^ •.■•■= 
shot through the stomach. I v.-as on his left side and Johi^ 
Merritt was on his right side. We caught him. and I held iiini 
on the horse and Merriit led the horse away. We took h;:v' 
about one-fourth of a mile to a house, and the doctor (Ma\we;i. 
of Keokuk) removed the ball, which was lodged under the skin, 
near the spinal column. I'he lady of the house said her hu-b.ind 
was a physician, and promised to take care of him. We p'it 
hirn in bed and undressed him. when the rebels drove us from 
the house, the rest of the command having gone on. ' ''^" 
surgeon said he could not live more than a day or so. N*-'" 


being able to take him along he was K ft in the liands of the 
enemy, and that is the last known of him." 

Me may have died there, or been killed outright by the 
rebels. It was a very sad affliction to the family, but he died 
in a good cause and with his face to the foe, and fills an honor- 
able but unknown grave. 


3 Hanxah B.\kr'* was born October 25, 1S42, and died 
October 23. 1862. She died of consumption. She went to 
college for a while, but when her health failed, she caniehome. 
She spent the last t\-\y yt^ars of her life making embroidery and 
laces, which are admired by all who see them. 


4 S\R\H R. Barr^ was born July 31, 1845. ^^e was a 
milliner by trade, but it wa-^ too confining, and she took con- 
sumjjtion an i died March 25, 187 i. 


5 WiLHKi.MiXA Scd'n- Barr-* was born Jonuary 9, 1S48. 
She was a tc-acher for some years in Know ilie College. Knox- 
ville, Tenne.-^ee, beginning 1877. and making her home with 
Rev. S. B. Reed, 1). D.. who was president at the time. She 
was married to Mr. J S. I', of Belmont, Xew York, by 
Rev. S. B. Reed, D. D., assisted by Rev. J. S. McCulIough, 
I). I). , on July 24, 1S79. 

Mr. I'owlcr had been principal of the city schools l)efore 
their marrir;ge. They both taught in the college for two years, 
resigning in June, 1S81. He was that same year elected prin- 
ci[jal of the Chattanooga schools, -which position he hel ^ for 
four years, at a salary < f one hundred and tncntv-five dollars a 
month. Th-^v mf)ved fri;m Chatta' oocra to the side of I,(,'ol:c)ut 


They lived there till January, 1891, ^vhon Mr. Fowler became 
secretary of the Northwestern Investment Company. They 
then moved back to Chattanooga. After a while they moved 
for the health of the children to Albion View, on Walder's 
Ridge, where in 1883 they bought a farm of Fixty-five acres, 
set with eight hundred apple trees that never fail to bear. 

T.hey are now in INIenlo, Georgia, the great fruit belt. 
They own one hundred and seventy-nine acres of land there. 
They have five thou.^^and y.each trees which are beginning to 
bear. They had six acres in strawberiies this season (1900). 
Last winter they taught the Tine Gro\'e school, the eldest 
daughter assisting. They had over ninety pupils. 

Mr. and Mrs. Fowler and the two elde-t children are 
members of the Presbyterian Church, and have charge of a 
union Sabbath-school. 

The following children were born to them: 

Infant, born July 6, 18S0, which only lived a tew minutes; 

born at Knoxville, Tennessee. 
Mary Minkrva'' was also born at Knoxville. 
November 24, 1881. She is attending Chattanooga 
Normal University, at Hill City, Tennessee. Shewi'I 
graduate next year. She learns readily and is a very 
promising girl. 
Bessie Fowler-'' Avas born .August 10, 1SS4, and died 

July 6, 18S5, on the side of Lookout Mountain. 

Charles Gilbert Fuwler'' was born in-January, 1SS6. on 

the side of Lookout Motintain, Walker County, Gcorgi.i. 

He was in the tenth grammar grade school last )ear, 

and will graduate at thu school next year. 

Flossie Fowler-^ was born on Lookout Mountain .Augn-t 

4, 1887, and died January 27, 1888, at the same iila''C. 

James Gareield Fowler'' was born January i, iSSo, on 

Lookout Mountain. He is attending school at home. 


Harry Fowler'' was bom in Chattanooga May 11, 1S91, 
and died at Albion A'iew, Tennessee, July 25, 1S92. 

WiLUFi.MiNA Fowler'' was born June 29, 1S93, at Albion 
View, Tennessee. Slie has been at school two months, 
and reads in third reader and is a good little singer. 

They have four living of the eight children. They have been 
passing through the deep waters of affliction as well as others. 


6 Francis Ann Barr'* was born May 21, 1850, and died 
in 1851. 


7 Mary E.melixi: Barr* was born February 23, 1S53. 
She married Mr. Willlam Lknix Decen;iber 14, 187 1. He 
was born in Lanca--ter County, Pennsylvania, in July, 1843, 
and came west with his father to Illinois. His parents were born 
in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. His mother's maiden name 
was Elizabeth AUbright. They are of Presbyterian stock 
back several generations. Mr. Lenix has for years followed 
shipping cattle, hogs and grain to Chicago as a business, and 
has done well at it. He owns and conducts a large farm near 
NN'ebster, Hancock County, Illinois, where they now live. He 
has retired from business, excei)t to oversee the men on the farm. 
'I'hey liave t^vo children living— both boys, and one dead. 

Bh-RXARD V.vNt: Liixix-'' was born April 24. 1S79. ^^^ 
attended Cartilage High School^ and is a good .scholar. 
He married Emily Im.len Ervx May 2, 1896^ and 
lives on a tarrn about a mile froni his father's home, 
'lluy have one child. 

^L\RV Fo.siKR Lknix,*' born June 4, 1900, the first 
and only great-grandchild thus far of Gabriel JJarr. 
Ei>GAR Scott Lf.xix^' was born February 16, 1S73, and 
died when one month old. 


Albert Earl Llnix-^ the youngest son, was born Mity if. 
1882, and is stud\ing to be a lawyer, and prcn-i <,- • 
make a good one. 

Mrs. Lenix does a great deal of nursing and caring fcr •.': 
sick peop'e, and has become very prollcient at it, getting n,;;' :■ 
praise from the physicians. She takes a very active ] rrt :; 
Church work, and is also an active member of the Ladiv- 
Missionary Society. They celebrated the twenty eighth anni\i.r- 
sary of their marriage .A.pril 5, 1900, and received some h;!!u: 
some presents and enjoyed a very pleasant time. 


8 Lilly Hamilton Barr^ was born May 21, 1855, .;:. ■ 
died when she was sixteen years old. She was preparing licr 
self for a teacher, and broke down with hard study anddi.u. 
Two days before she died, she disposed of all her little tliin- 
and told them net to grieve over her, for she was going l:o:;.-.- 
She died June 11, 1S72. 


9 Edward C. Barr^ was born September 25, 1858. lb- 
was a natural-born mathematician. He went to college .u 
Carthage, Illinois. He is a veterinary surgeon. He mar ■ 
Orpha E. Russf.ll March 30, 18S2, and moved to Waver ;• 
Kansas. He has been practicing his profession for several vtar.-. 
and has made quite a success of it. They have five boys. 

Alkert Clyde Barr,'^ born May 27, 1SCS3. 

Earl Fowler Barr,'' born February 22, 18S6. 

Ora Russell Barr,-^ born August 3, 1S89. 

R(n' Olive Barr,-^ born April 5, 1891, and died J :y 

10, 1S92. 
Wvxx Scott Barr,'' l)orn September 6, 1S92. 



10 Albert L. Barr," the youngest of the family, was 
born October 31, 1861. Pie married Miss Etta White 
November 7, 1894, and lives on a farm near his wife's father. 
He feeds several car loads of cattle and hogs every year, and 
ships them to Chicago. He is doing well at it. They have two 
children living. The eldest was born October 14, 1895, and 
died October 15, 1895. 

Zola Gladys Barr'^ was born January 13, 1S97. 

Albert Marion Barr-^ was born October i, 1898. 

Mr. Albert Barr has been tax collector and assessor for 
several years, and prominent in the community. 

This closes Uncle Gabriel's family — a large, well-to-do 
family; an honor to their parents and to the connection. They 
are connected with Presbyterian or United Presbyterian 
churches, and active workers in the same. 


8 Margaret Barr^ was born July 25, 1813, in Hunt- 
ingdon County, Pennsylvania. She was married to Samuel 
Everhart Barr, son of Samuel and Susan (Everhart) Barr, 
June 2, 1836. He was born May 2, 1813, in Center County, 
Pennsylvania, near Boalsburg. His parents were born in 
Center County also. His father died in 18 18, and ins mother 
married John Sparr and raised a second family. 

Aunt Margaret married her full cousin. This was not 
according to the conservative notions of her people on that 
question, so she and her husband moved to lov/a, when that 
was a very new country, where she died December 4, 1847, in 
Van Buren County, two weeks after her son Sarni'.el was born. 
To this union were born the following children. 


1 Mary Jane Barr.* 

2 Twin boys born November 30, 1S38, died November 
31, 1838. 

3 Susan Lydia Barr.* 

4 Sarah Thompson Bark,'* born September 3, 1S41, 
died September 11, 1845. 

5 Elizabeth Reed Barr.'* 

6 Margaret Ann Barr.* 

7 Samuel McCormick Barr.^ 


I Mary Jane Barr* was born August 29, 1837. in 
Center County, Pennsylvania. She died in Van Buren Count) , 
Iowa, April S, 1849. 


3 Susan Lydla. Barr* was born November 21, 1S39, 
and was married to Louis Prabzman in Iowa, in 1859. Siic 
is dead. The date of her death is unknown. To them were 
born tour children. The two oldest are dead. 

Louis Prabzman, Jr.,-'' was born June ^o, 1870. He is 

now living in Dawson City, Alaska. 
Eva Prabzman'^ was born in 1875. She is now livin:: :'• 
Portland, Oregon. 


5 Elizai'.eth Reed Barr* was born March 28. 1843 
She was married to Jeremiah Smith in 1861. She is '.h<^- 
mother of four living children. 

Edward Smith,*' born in 1 86 2. 

William Grant Smith,'' born in 1868. 

^L'NN1E Smith, ^ born in 1S69. 

The name of the last child is not known. The family h'><- 
in California, but their address is not known to the writer. 

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6 Margakkt Ann Bark^ was born August 2>°f 1S44. 
She married Lymax Chit'1knlj1'.n in April, 1861. She died in 
Portland, Oregon, August 2, 186 1. 

7 SAMUEL Mccormick barr." 

7 Samuel M. 1>akk,^ was born April 2, 1S47. He mar- 
ried Sf.lina Barker January 1, 1875. He came t(j Oregon 
with the family Aj^ril 12, 1859, and was married in Portland. 

Mr. Barr worked in the mines of California for a few years 
when a young man, and got a sart in business. He is a man 
of good busines.-i ability, and never found it any trouble to 
make money. He owned the P>arr Hotel, a large four-story 
building — one of the largest in the city— on the corner ot Si.xth 
and Olison Streets, which he sold recently, besides other prcj^erty 
in Portland. He is a man of good habits, and himself and 
family attend the Presbyterian I'hurch of Portland. He is a 
Republican in politics. 

They have been spending tlu-ir winters in l.os Angeler-, on 
account of the children, one of whom is delicate. To them 
were born four children, two boys and two girls. 

Grace Selina Barr^ was born in 1881. 

Elsie Susan Barr^ was born in 1883. 

Harry Ctrant Barr'^ was born in 1S85. 

George Earl Bakr-'' was born in 18S7. 

The children are all bright and studious l-^lsie has carried 
off some important [irizes in the Marlborough School, Los .Angeles, 
the last two years. Harry was wilh his father the past summer 
at Cape Nome, Alaska, and is a good little worker. 'I'his is one 
of the quiet, orderly homes where it is a pleasure to \isit, as 
the writer knows from experience. 

Mr. Samuel E. Barr^ married lor hi^ second wife Miss 
Makgarlt Jane W'ati '1 hey were mairied on June 


II, 1849, in Van Buren County, Iowa. She was born June 11, 
1 8.? 7, in Pickaway County, Ohio. 

Mr. Barr crossed the plains and mountains to Oregon in 
1852, which was both difficult and dangerous. He returned 
seven years afterward (in 1859) ^o ^^^^ ^'S family out to Oregon. 
Since going to Oregon he has at various times filled positions of 
public trust. He was justice of the peace in Portland in the 
early sixties. He was also elected as notary public a number 
of times. In 1873 he received the appointment of collector 01 
cusioins, and inspector of Shoal Water Bay, which position lie 
held until 1879. Pie died November 2, 1880, the day James 
A. Garfield was elected president He gave good evidence 
of his acceptance of Christ, and would often speak of a glorious 
reunion v;ith loved ones in heaven. In politics he was a Repub- 

The children born to this union were — 

1 Thaddeus S'rE\Exs Barr.* 

2 Zereld.a Jane Barr.^ 

3 Emma Rebecca Barr.* 

4 Effie Rural Barr.* 

5 William Lincoln Bark.* 

6 Frank Sheldon Barr.* 

7 Jessie Mitchell Barr.* 


I Thaddeus Sievens Bark* was born July 21, 185c. 
in Van liurcn County, lov.a, and was married to Miss Piioi * ^ 
Majoi.s, December 4, 1882, at Grays River, ^^ ashingtcn. 
where they live. Ihey have three children. 

Muriel Barr,^ born in 1884. 

Olive Amy Barr,'^ born in 1886. 

Margaret Mauy Barr, ^ born in 1S93. 



2 Zkrf.i.d.a Jank B.akk^ was born Octol'er 19. 1852. in 
Davis Connly, Iowa. She was married to Mr. Diwni }!am- 
ii.TON Jo.xKS Augii>t I, 1871. The} have three children 

Clarexce Howakd Jd.Nis,^ born July 31 1872. He 
married Eva Kva\(.}lixe Roij(.;k's at Orcijun City, 
May 18. 1897 

Hkkmia JOM'S,* born April 4, 1874. 

SuzA M. Joxis.'^ bom March 10, iSSi, lives at 44S Clay 
Street, Portland, Oregon. 


3 Emma Rebecca Bakr-* was born lebuiary 20. 1S62, at 
Portland, Oregon. She is single, and lives with lier mother 
at Grays River, Washington. We are much indebted to Miss 
Emma for tliis excellent report ( f the family, after we had 
desfjaired of getting their history. 


4 Effie Ri.rRAL Bakr-* was born October 14, 1S63. She 
was married to A. T. Seflkv in April, 187S. Ihey have two 

James D Sfeley,'^ born in 1882. 
Hatti!': M Sei.ekv,-'' born in 1884. 
Their present address is Grays River, ^^^^shington, 

5 \\'iELF\M Lincoln- Parr'' was born August 21, 1865, 
and was married to Jessie Majors in Eeliruary, 1891. Thev 
have four children. 

William .M. Parr,-^ born in 1893. 

Samui L DeWiit liAi^R,' bori-. in 1895. 

Louis JJARK,'Mj(jrn in 1896. 

RuTfi Parr,-' born in 1S98. 

Their address is Gra)S Ri\er, W'ash.ington. 



6 I'kanr SHi-ii-<j.\ ]} Ai;iJ War, bom Juijc 25, 1S70. Hi- 
address is Ciravs Ri\er, \'\'a--hington. 


7 Jkssik MncHFLi, I'akk^ was born No\ember 6, 1S72. 
She was mirricd to Gi-.oiu.i-: S. Hopkins August 21, 1S92. 
'Jdiey have tlirec ciiiidren. lidPKiNs,-'' boin in 1893. 
Fl(ikk.nck Hui'iUNs.'^ born in 1S96. 
Frank Hoikins.'' born in 1S98. 
Their addre.-s is Olyn^nia, Washington. 

There are ju^l iA'iy names in tiiis one family, which i- 
numeric, by ont- of the bugest. We wish we knew more (*f ti^e 
fam ly a> a whole. 


9 DavH) ll.xKU'' was bi.rn Jure 14, 1S15. He v.i^s 
married tu J.\m; Ai.i xanm;k I'jAKR. of (."enter (."cunt}-, I'.ii!.- 
sylvania, da'ubter of Wii.iam Will- aiid J.iiie (.SeUiUk) i;.-:r. 
September 26, iN.}.}, by Rev. Wiiliam Ad^-ms. 

After marriage tlK.-\- lived I'or a lew years in Center County, 
Pennsyhania, nt ar iJoal-burg. '1 he_\- moved from l;.erc to 
-Mercer County in 18. ',9, and Irom t'.' Lee Cf'Ur.iy. low.:, 
in ilie fiil of i860. In the fail of 1065 thry moved \o l"«;'.;n- Creeri. Hancock County,' iuiiuvi-. Un- le died Augu-t 2j;. 
1870, at Humb-ldt, Kan-as. of t^^hoid fever. He f.,;!ov,ui 
farmiiig mo-t of his life. }-ariy in life he e-xpre-.-ed a de.-ire v 
study t'or tlie mirdstr)', but his fitlier thought he could, ".ot 
fiirni-,h tite nuMiis Ui educate him. having a famil) of eleven 
chiblreii f )r v.hi(.h to pfONide. '1 liere were born to them eight 


1 Lydia K. Bark.* 

2 Nanxik j. 1]arr> 

3 John X. ]>arr.^ 

4 Anna M. Barr/* 

5 Marv a. P.arr.' 

6 Laura A. I'afr.^ 

7 Infcint son, born Fcbruar}- 20, 1S61, died March 9, 1861. 

8 \VlLL!.\M J. liARR.-* 


1 LvniA K B\RR* was born July 9, 1S45. ''^ Roalsbu^j^^ 
1'enn.sylvania. She was nKirricd to Jo.un S. Duffy by Rev. 
James R. Bell, November 15. 187 1. They had two children. 

Charley Gr \y Duffy, -^ born in 1872, and died in 1878, 
aged six \ ears. 

IvA May Duffy, ^ born in 1S82, and is at home with her 
mother at Waver!}-, K.msas. 

After Mr. and Mrs. Duffy were married they lived on 
th.eir farm nejr Cartilage, Illinois, for five years. They ihcn 
moved to the city of Carthage, where Mr Duffy ran a lisrry 
stable until October, 1879, when he sold out and moved to 
Coffey County, Kansas, v/here tliey expect to spend the re-t of 
their days. 

Mr. Duffy enlisted in die army in 1862. in Company A, 
ii8th Illinois Mounted Infantry, and served to the cU;se of the 
war, and was honorably discharged the fall of 1865. 


2 Nan'xif J. Barr* was born September 15, i8.|6, and 
makes her home with her mother, in Carthage, Illinois She is 
a good, kind-hearted lady, and takes care of iier mother, v/ho 
is now eighty years of age, and hence fills an iui|Jortant sj^here. 



3 John X. I'.arr"' was born .\[jril 22. 1848. He enli.-tcii 
in the one-hundred-day volunteers, Forty fifth Regiment of I<.\v:\ 
Xational Vohmteer Infantry, in May, 1S64. He died on ili-- 
transport on his way home, fifteen miles below Keokuk. 
September 16, 1864, and is buried in the cemetery at Keokuk, 


4 Axx.-\ M Barr* was born March 31, 1850. She w.:s 
marrii^d to Hon O. F. Berrv. by Kev. Mr. W'ulker,' . March 
5, 1873. 

Mr. Berry was born in McDonough County, lUinoi-;. 
["heir home at present is in Carthage, lllinoi.s. He h.;S a beau- 
tiful h(jme. He is an admirer of good horses, and has some fme 
blooded stock. His father was a poor man, and died when 
-Mr. Berry was a boy. Hence his .>arly life was anything but 
ro.~,y If there is such 1 thing as self-made men, he is one oi 
tht.m. He worked on the farm in the summer, and attendu! 
distrio. school during the winter months. Two years after r.:s 
father's death, his loving muher, who was so shocked by :h.f 
death of her husband, died abo, and the children \\ ere Icti to 
make tlieir own way. That .Mr. Berry succeeded in doing so 
is very eviden.t. 

Having settled on law as his profession after graduating, 
and having been admitted to the bar, he moved to Carthage 
and ojiened an office with such s'.iccess as might be the en\ y <•' 
any man in the profession. He was the first mayor of the ( it}', 
elected after a hard, political conte-t; but the two succeeding 
terms lie was elected without opposition. During his administra- 
tion the tov/n pa->fd from a villag^c to a city of the second cl'.--- 

Hi^ own town paper says of lii!ii : "'II c;in be truly said ". 

-Mr. Berry h.c-, gready aided in making (.'arihage what it i- 


to-day. He is a man with a strong will, clear busines.s fore- 
thought, and with nerve and capital to back his judgment."' 

He has for twelve years been ."^tate senator from his 
district; and in 1S92, when the Deni' >cratic party swept the 
State, he was returned —although a Republican — by a sijici-ndid 
majority. He is now general attorney for the insurance depart- 
ment of the State of Illinois, a most important position, and one 
he ably fills. While a member of the Senate he was the author 
of the present revenue law of 1899. He was chairman of 
special Senate committee to investigate Chicago police in 1897, 
also chairman of committee to examine books of the University 
of Illinois. 

He is a member of tlie board of trustees of Carthage 
College, and is the lecturer on civil government and commercial 
law in that institution. For fifteen years of Mr. IJerry's liie he 
has been superintendent of the Sabbath-school of the I'rcsb) ter- 
ian Cluirch, of which he and his \-ife are members. When he 
took charge of it, the average attendance was about one hun- 
dred ; and today it is five hundred. He has a fine .^cnday- 
school orchestra of thirteen pieces. He is a natural leader, 
and whether in the h(;me. the church, or politiial life, he shows 
himself a true man and gentleman, and wins the confidence of 
friend and foe. 

His wife has been a great help to him and is a woman o( 
sui^erior grace and good sense. They have had with ali their 
honors and advancement many sad days. Their issue, consist- 
ing of five children, are all dead. 

Euiin Ikknf. Bkrrv,-' born December 3, 1S73, and died 
December 30, 1S73. 

Clarknck Lkk P)1 Rkv,-' born Noveml)er ir, 187^. and 
died June 14, 1888. 

Ch.vri.k.^ Kkith Hkkkv.'' born July 11. 1879, and died. 
August iS, 1879. 


Waltkr Dean Berkv,-^ born August 27, 1880, and died 

Ueccmber 19, 1880. 
Okvillk Frank Bckrv,'^ born October 19, 1SS2, and died 

August 3 r . 1896. 
They have adoined a little girl, who we trust will fill a 
vacancy and be a joy to them. We are glad to give so much 
space to so worthy a famil}'. 


5 Mary A. Darr* was born January 24, 1852. She was 
married to Mr. William J. Campbkll April 28, 1S70. by the 
Rev Mr. Ik'll. They live at present at La Harpe, Illinois. 
He is a farmer. They had one son, C. C. Campbixl. .Mr. 
\\ . J. Cam})bell died July 5, 1S94. 


6 l^AURA A. P)ARR* was born March 5. 1855, and was 
married to Mr. William J. Duffy by Rev. Waldenny. January 
19, 1879. Mr. and .Mrs. Duffy live about a mile from W'averly. 
Kansas, on their own farm. After their marriage diey lived 
in Hancock Couiuy, Illinois, till March, 18S3, wlien they 
moved to Kansas, and bought Prospect Heights dairy tarm. It 
has a living spring of excellent water on it. Mr. Duffy rent.-- 
the farming land and gives his whole attention to the dairy bus- 
iness. They have one son. 

Davio Dfan Dl'ffy,-'' born December 4. 1S85. 


8 \Villl\.mJ. i)\LK* wa.-^ born November 10, 1863, and 
died at Grand Junction, Colorado, December i, 1891. 

This family are all menibers of the church, and for the 
most part rhc Presbyterian Church They are all well to do, 
and cnjoy the ble;>.-.iiig of Cod on their sub--tance and their kjuI-^- 


Mrs. Anna M. Berry. 



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Hon. O. F. Berry. 


"May the peace of God, that passeth all understanding, keep 
their minds and hearts through Christ Jesus." 


10 Elizabeth Barr," the youngest daughter of grandfather's 
family, is still living at Indiana, Pennsylvania. She was born 
June 14, 1819. She married Mr. James Anderson March 23, 
1848. Mr. James Anderson was a son of John and Nancy 
/Reed) Anderson. Uncle James was born at Racetown 
Branch, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, about eight miles 
south-west of Huntingdon, June 5, 1824. They were members 
of the Associate Church in Huntingdon. (The church was dis- 
continued many years ago.) They often walked to church 
eight miles over the hills. That would kill the people now, 
but the Anderson family v/ere devout Christians and endured 
hardness for Christ's sake and his cause. 

James Anderson followed the restaurant or confectionery 
business all his life, and always made a comfortable living at it. 
He was very honest and conscientious in business, and every 
[lerson who knew him trusted him ; hence he drew about him 
ihe better class of customers. W^hile he was careful never to 
neglect his business, he likewise never neglected his church or 
'aniily duties. He raised his family strictly and instructed them 
i^arefully. He did not say to his children you go to church and 
^•ibbath-school, but he took them by the hand and said come. 
He always closed his business on Sabbath day, although others 
■fi the same business found good excuses for keeping open. 
''\ hen they boasted of what they had made on the Lord's day, 
-? reproved them for breaking God's law and imperiling their 
Own souls. He is still doing business, while the others, one 
li^tcr another, have failed. He is over eighty years old, and is 
getting feeble. It is more of such sturdy, determined men of 
<^onviction this age needs, and the church needs. After their 


marriage Uncle James and wife remo\ed to Plumville, Pcniis",.- 
vania, and in 1S50 to Indiana, Pennsylvania. After sonu- 
years he removed from Indiana to LaSalle, Illinois, where ht- 
lived a year, and then returned to Indiana. In 1S69 l.t- 
removed to Eoonesboro, Iowa, where he remained for tlftcen 
months, and then returned to Indiana, and has since remained 

Aunt Elizabeth is one of the kindest of women and the 
best of mothers, always most cheerful and hospitable. She i> 
very feeble now. May their life be as "the path of the just, 
that shineth more and more unto the perfect day." Uncle Jame- 
Anderson for years was an elder in the First Presbyterian 
Church, and wlicn the church divided he went into the Sccovc 
Church, where he is still an elder. 

Their children consist of three daughters and two sons. 

1 Nannie Anderson.* 

2 Samuel Barr Anderson.* 

3 John T. Anderson.* 

4 Martha L. Anderson.* 

5 Jennie H. Anderson.* 


1 Nannie Anderson* was born at Racetown Llranth, 
December 3, 1848. She is single, and keeps house for her 
parents. She is a good, devoted Christian girl, and is tilling -'■ 
very important mission. She will have her reward. 


2 Samuel Barr Anderson* was born October 17, 1850. 
at Racetown Branch, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. He 
was married to Katherine Bardolph in September. 
1873, in Indiana, Pennsylvania. He followed the restaurant 
business for a while at Blairsville, Pennsylvania. From there 


he moved to Middletown, Pennsylvania, then to Johnstown, 
Pennsylvania, and from there to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania! 
After going to Pittsburg he was employed in the Oliver Steel 
Works as bolt inspector. He died in the South Side Hospital 
of Bright's disease, February 18, 1898. She died in 1892. 
They were both members of the United Presbyterian Church. 
To them were born two sons. 

Georgf. Boadenhammkr ANDERSON'^ was born at Blairs- 
ville, Pennsylvania. He works in the Oliver Steel 
Works, Pittsburg. He is married. 
James Herbert Anderson^ was born at Blairsville, Penn- 
sylvania. He is a wholesale grocer in Pittsburg, Penn- 
sylvania. He is married to Letty Robins. 


3 John T. Anderson-" was born October 22, 1852, in 
Indiana, Pennsylvania. He is with his father, and takes charge 
of the business. He never married. He is a very genial, 
good-hearted man, and an active member of the Second United 
Presbyterian Church. 


4 Martha L. Anderson" was born July 22, 1S55, in 
LaSalle, Illinois. She was married to John H. Stewart, of 
DuBois, Pennsylvania, in May, 1884. They have one daughter. 

Mabel E. Stewart,-' born in DuBois, June 25, 1S90. 
Mrs. Stewart was a jolly girl, good looking, and good 
r-ompany, and no doubt fills iier place well both in the home 
^''d in the church. 


5 Jennie H. Anderson* was born July 21, 185S, in 
'ridiana, Pennsylvania. She followed dress-making for a while 
"1 Indiana, but decided she would prefer some other kind of 


life to that, and was married to Mr. M. M. Hawk, of ApoHo, 
Pennsylvania, by the writer, at New Brighton, Pennsylvania 
December 2, 1890. Mr. Hawk was born in 1856. They live 
about one mile from Paulton. Pennsylvania. Mr. Hawk, i.-, 
employed in the lumber business. He was born in Indiana 
County, Pennsylvania. To them were born five children. 

Hazkl Story Hawk-^, born October 27, 1891. 

Clarence Anderson Hawk/^ born July 14, 1893. 

Herbert McMath Hawk.,'' born January 9, 1895. 

Arthur Sfewart Hawk, ^ born September 9, 1897. 

Howard Barr Hawk,-'" born August 9, 1899. 


II Daniel Barr^ v/as born April i, 1822, on the old 
homestead, near the fort, and lived with his father until h'S 
death. He got the homestead at his father's death, e.xcej': 
that portion which was allotted to my father, James P-.'.rr . 
and they together were to pay the heirs their portion o( t ■ 
e.-tate. He was married to Mrs. Martha Ed.miston A\: ■ 
15, 1847, by Rev. L)a\ id Stewart. Martha Barr was bo.T^ 
September 27, 1823, in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvan.' 
They were faithfid members of the United Presbyterian Churc!-. , 
of Stone Valley, Pennsylvania. Uncle died June 17, I'^'-'j- 
in his forty-t'ourth year, of tuberculosis, brought on by a \-'---'- 
man falling on him and dislocating his shoulder and hur:.: . 
him inwardly. His wife still resides on the old place with ;■-•■ 
son, Joseph E. Barr. 

This home was a very pleasant place to visit. Both nr/ 
and aunt were most kiiuJ and hospitable. Aunt's table alw.>^ * 
groaned v/ith good things, and we never failed to accept ■'• ■ 
invitation or an opportunity to go to Uncle Oaniel's. M.'-:'!' ' 
ha[)py evening has the writer spent in that home. It is ble-- 
lo look back upon those early days. 


Age is bringing its infirmities. Aunt is at present much 
(.rippled with rheumatism and walks with a cane. She was left 
uich a large family after uncle's death, but has managed to 
keep them together and to make a good home for them, and 
has lived to see them all either in the church militant or the 
church triumphant. She is one of the best of women and one 
•;f the kindest of mothers. 

To them were born seven children. 

1 Samuel Wills Barr,* born February 12, 1848, and 
died September 9, 1S53, from the effect of sunstroke. 

2 Joseph Edmiston Barr.* 

3 Lydia Elizabeth Barr.** 

4 John Calvin Barr, M. D.'' 

5 Mary EMNfA Barr.^ 

6 Eliza Jane Barr.* 

7 Sarah Agnes Barr.* 


2 JosEP-H E. Barr* was born January 21, 1S50. He 
never married. The responsibility of the farm fell largely upon 
His young shoulders when his father died (he being but fifteen 
years of age), but he has succeeded well and deserves great 
^'"edit. He is taking good care of his mother in her declining 
''^ys, which is one of the noblest of deeds, and shows him to 
'■'e a man of good principles. 

He is a genial, kind-hearted man to everybody. He takes 
-'cat interest in the church., as do all the family. He has led 
•'"le singing in the church much of the time for twenty-five 
y<^'irs. He has also been a teacher in the Sabbath-school for 
•"•lany years. He has kept the altar fires of the home burning 
■'f'Ce his father's death, wl'ir.h is much to say of any young man. 
''c is a Republican in politics, and takes considerable interest 
••' local politics. 



3 Lydia Elizabeth Barr* was born June 17, 1852. 
She was married to John E. Magill, a son of James W. Magill, 
who is a brother of the Rev. John A. Magill, so well known to 
the United Presbyterian Church. His father was an efficient 
elder in the church for many years. There is a large connection 
of Magills in that valley, all very respectable people and all 
connected with that church. Mr. John E. Magill is a brother 
of Rev. David E. Magill, of Welda, Kansas, who has done a 
good work. Mr. Magill and family live on the farm owned by 
his father, two miles north of McAlevy's Fort. They have 
seven children, all living. 

Carrie J. Magill,-^ born March 28, 187S. 

Sarah Agnes Magill,-^ born January 20, 18S0. 

Samuel Calvin AfAGiLL,^ born September 20, j88i. 

WiLLL^M Barr Magill,^ born May i, 1882. 

David E. Magill,^ born July 14, 1889. 

Joseph Vernon Magill,^ born August 22, 1892. 

Mary E. Magill,^ born March 19, 1896. 


4 John C. Barr, M. D.,* was born August 14, 1854, and 
was married to Mary E. Wilson, only daughter of John A. 
and Nancy (Cummins) Wilson, by Rev. John M. Adair, on 
September 22, 1876. Mr. Wilson bought my father's farm, 
and at his death willed it to his daughter and her husband. 
They own their beautiful home in the fort, where the doctor has 
his office and practice. 

Dr. Barr lived on the farm with his brother Joseph until 
after he was married. He then attended lectures for three 
years at Baltimore, graduating from the University of Maryland 
April 8, 1SS9, having completed a f;:ll course, and receiviu- 
an honorable diploma. He also received from this institutioi) 


two certificates on specialties ; one on throat and chest diseases, 
and one on obstetrics. The same fall he entered the JelTerson 
Medical College of Philadelphia, from which he graduated 
April 8. 1890, receiving an honorable diploma. He has been 
practicing with good success in his home village, McAlevy's 
Fort, Pennsylvania, ever since. 
Their children are as follows : 

John Walter Barr,^ born November 23, 1878. He is 
a promising young man, and has been teaching school 
for some years very successfully. 
AziLA Cummins Barr,"* born April 5, 1880. She is also 
quite bright, and teaches school during the winter season. 
She is at home with her mother when not teaching. She 
is also quite proficient in music. 
They have three infants dead, respectively, May, June, and 

Laura Agnes Barr,^ born April 7, 1892, is a bright, 
wide-awake girl. 


5 Mary R>rNrA Barr,"^ was born August 26, 1857, and 
died July 15, 1874. She got a fall v,-hen a child, which injured 
her spine, and siie was a great care as long as she lived. 


6 Eliza Jane Barr^ was born August 25, i860. She 
died May 19, 1S94, of tyj-'hoid pneumonia. She was an earnest 
member of the church. 


7 Sarah Agnes Barr,'* the youngest child, was born 
October iS, 1S64, and lived at home until she was married to 
V/ii,i,iAM Cummins, son of John Cummins, January 23, 1S96. 
They own a store in McAlevy's Fori. They are both members 
of the United Presbyterian Church. They have no children. 


This concludes the record of Samuel Barr,^ the fourth 
family. We have given a somewhat lengthy report of this 
family, on account of being familiar with the members of it It 
would not be modest in the writer to praise this large family, of 
which he is a member. Suffice it to say, he is not ashamed of 
his company. The record speaks for itself. There are 320 
members of the family. Eleven took part in the Civil War; 
seven entered the ministry ; four, the practice of medicine. 



Gabriel Barr- was the fifth and youngest son of Robert 
Barr.^ He came to this country with his father in 1790, and 
settled in East K'shacoquillas Valley, Miiflin County, Penn- 

He married Miss Mary Wills, of Mifflin County, a 
daughter of John Wills. It is a strange coincident that he 
married a lidy of the same name and connection as his father, 
although he married in America, and his father in Ireland. 
Mr. Barr died in Mifflin County. We have no record of his 
birth or death. 

His Viife had three brothers, John, Samuel and Hugh ; and 
two sisters, Mary and Elizabeth. After her husband's death, 
Mrs. Barr with her fam.ily, and her father and mother, brothers 
and sibters, moved to Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1S02. 

To them were born four children. 
I John Wills Barr.^ 
II Margaret Barr.^ 

III William Barr.^ 

IV Gabriel Barr.-^ 

I John Wills Barr-^ was born about 1792. He married 
Miss Martha H^.mphill. They moved to Richland County, 
Jiear Le.Kington, Ohio. He died near Mansfield, Ohio, in 
1828, when he was about thirty-six years of age. He was a 
farmer. He left a wife and four children. She married again. 
The children are as follows: 

1 Jani: Barr.* 

2 Elizabeth Barr.* 

3 Mary Ann IJarr.' 

4 He^ry Barr.* 



I Jane Barr,^ the eldest daughter, married a man by the 
name of Hkxkv Wixterstein. She is dead. Little is known 
of the family. They had one daughter and one son. 

1 Harriet Adeline Winterstein." 

2 Clinton Harr Winterstein.-^ 


1 Harriet A. ^^'INTERS■^ ein'^ was born in Richland 
County, Or:io, March 22, 1841. She was married to John 
B. Ritchie P^bruary 13, 1862, His occupition is farming. 
They live at Bloomfield, Iowa. They have four children. 

Jennie M. Ritchie^ was born in Richland County, Ohio, 

November 26, 1S62. She married Mr. Hotchkiss. 
Annie E. Ritchie^ was born in Richland County, Ohio, 

March 26, 1864. She married Mr. Heskett. 
Allte B. Ritchie^ was born in Davis County, Iowa, 

August 3, 1866. 
William H. Ritchie^ was born in Davis County, Iowa, 

Seotember 5, 1869. 


2 Clinton B. Winterstein^ was born in Richland County, 
Ohio. He lives at Wahpeton, North Dakota. He was a smail 
child when his mother died. 

He enlisted in the Civil War, and when he came home be 
found he had lo.-^t all claim to his mother's estate. He says he 
is pr(jud of his mother's name, for it was the only thing of lier's 
he ever inherited. He never married. 


2 El:/ai;eth Bai^r* was born in 1828, four months after 
her fathers death. She married Sa.mlel Fleming, of Richldnd 


[This matter came too late to be inserted in its proper place.] 


W. B. Fleming^ was born April 4, 1849. He enlisted in 
the Civil war in Company A, 187th Ohio Volunteers, under 
Captain W. W. Cockley. 

His father, Samuel K. Fleming, was born September 13, 
18 iS, in Pennsylvania. He married Elizabeth Barr* July 8, 

1848. He died July 31, 1891, and she died July 28, 1850. 
Mr. Samuel K. Fleming was married the second time to 

Ei.LEN Steeuv, December 27, i860. Mr. Fleming and his 
tir^t wife were members of the old-school Presbyterian Church. 
He was a deacon until his second marriage. After his second 
marriage he and his wit'e united with the Congregational Church. 
Mr. W. B. Fleming married Miss Caroline Thume in 
Lexington, Ohio, November 17, 1870. She was born May 7, 

1849. ^^^- Fleming has followed railroading for twenty-iive 
years. He has been on the A. T. & S. F. Railroad for four- 
teen years, making his home at Newton, Kansas. He owns a 
'arm in Konantz, Colorado, wliere he now lives, having given up 
railroading in 1900. He is in the cattle business and doing well. 

To them were born seven children, all living but one. 

1 RoLLiN D. Fleming^ was born June 4, 1S72. He 
married Miss Birdie Gillespil June 13, 1885. They 
have four children, three sons and one daughter. 

2 Clinton F. Fleming^ was born August 4, 1874. 

3 JuDD A. Fleming" v/as born November 22, 1876. 

4 Ella M. Fleming® was born June 18, 1879. 

5 Marv Grace Fleming** was born October 4, 1885. 
She died August 23, 1887. 

6 Charle.s T. Fleming^' was born Oi:tober 4, 1887. 

7 Eari- \a\ Fi.r.MiNG^ was born June 29, 1892. 


County, Ohio. She dit^d about 1850. To them were born 
two children. 

An infant that died in infancy. 

William F. Flkming,^ lives at Newton, Kansas. He 
i.s a saddler by trade. 


3 Mary Ann Barr* was born April 12, 1824, and died 
February 23, 1877. She and her brother Henry went to 
live with her Grandfather Hemphill after their father's death. 
When their grandfather died they went to live with their Uncle 
John and Aunt Sarah Johnston, where Mary lived until she 
married. She was married to Edward Johnston October 14, 
1847. He was born August 6, 1823, and died March 19, 18S6. 
They left two sons and one daughter. 

1 Henrv Clinton Johnston.^ 

2 Joseph J. Johnston.'^ 

3 Sarah Catharine Johnston.^ 


1 Henry Clinton Johnstcjn'^ was born December 13, 
1853. He was married to Nancy Poling December 2, 1875. 
He is a farmer at Bremen, Ohio. They have five children. 

Chloe Maud Johnston,^ born February 26, 1879. 
Joseph Franklin Johnston,^ born May 6, i88i. 
Edward Ray Johnston,^ born March 5, 1883. 
William Cloid Johnston,^ born September 7, 18S5. 
Harry Brush Johnston,^ born August 26, 1887. 


2 Joseph J. Johnston''^ was born .August 24, 18 58. He 
was married to Margarei Poling September 30, 1S84. He 
is a fanner at Bremen, Ohio. They have no children. 



3 Sarah Catharine Johnston* was born February 24, 
185 1. She married Charlfs Franklin Speice October 13, 
1S70. He was born January 26, 1S50. They were both born 
and married in Fairfield County, Ohio. They hved in McCcnib 
County, Ohio, for eighteen years, and moved last April (1900) 
to their present home, in Findlay, Ohio. I\Ir. Speice is engaged 
in the manufacturing business, and has oil interests. Their 
children are as follows; 

Edward Johnston Speice** was born September 27, 1873. 
He is a graduate in pharmacy from Ada (Ohio) Univer- 
sity and lives in Fostoria, Ohio. He served for one 
year as hospital steward in the Sixth Ohio Volunteer 
Infantry during the Spanish-American War. Part of the 
time he was in Cuba. He is single. 
Jennie Speice^ was bor;i June 27, 1873. She married 
Mr. Joseph Wasson, a banker in McComb, Ohio, 
August 23, 1892. They have two children. 
Rhea Wasson,' born May 24, 1895. 
Roland Wasson,' born February 19, 1896. 
William Clinton Speice** was born March 6, 1S75. He 
married Laura Seymore, of Elwood, Indiana. He is 
a graduate of Peoria, Illinois, in optics and watch-making, 
Stella Speice** was born November 17, 1878, and died 
January 22, 1892. She 'ost her life at Indianapolis, 
Indiana, during that terrible fire at the National Surgical 
Institute, while there undergoing treatment for hip 
disease. She was a most beautiful and lovely girl, and 
had a host of friends to mourn her death. 
Charles Floyd Speice^ was born October iS, 1883. 

He is in college at Findlay, taking a classical course. 
Ruth Speice'' was born November 16, 1892. 



4 Hkxry Barr/ son of John Wills Barr,^ was born in 
Richland County, Ohio, June 16, 1826. He lived in Richland 
County with his Grandfather Hemphill until he was nine years 
f'f age. After his grandfather's death, he went to live with his 
Uncle Johnston, in Richland County, Ohio, and there remained 
until he was ei[.jhteen years of age. 

He then went to Somerset, Perry County, Ohio, to learn 
the trade of blacksmithing. This he followed for eleven years. 
During this time he married Emma Ashbaugh, of Fairfield 
(!!ounty, in the year 1852. She was born November 24, 1826, 
in the aforesaid county. Here they lived until the year 1864, 
when they removed to Hancock County, Indiana. 

Here Mr. Barr enlisted in the Civil War, February 10, 
1865, serving about six months, or' until the close of the war, 
August 4, 1865. He was in Company H, 147th Regiment 
hidiana Volunteers. After his return from the army he 
removed to Blackford County, Indiana. He followed farming 
•'fter 1855, u'^fi' h'^ death, at Millgrove, Blackford County, 
Indiana, to which place he had removed in 189 i, to spend his 
remaining days in retirement. He died October 31, 1892. 
His wife still survives him. In politics he was first a Whig, and 
• it'^r a Republican. 

To this union were born five children. 

1 Martha E. Barr.* 

2 Durinda J. Barr.* 

3 Flore.nce G. Barr.* 

4 Augusta M. Barr.* 

5 Charles W. Barr.* 


I Martha E. Barr* was born February 23, 1853, in 
J'-iirQeld County, Ohio. She was n-iarried to Dr. John W. Sage, 


of Blackford County, Indiana, in July. 1869. Her husband 
followed his practice in Hartford City, Blackford County 
Indiana, until his death, December 10. 1899. Reserved tluee 
years in the Civil War, and was honorably discharged. To 
them were born seven children. 

H.-vRRY A. Sack, « born .A/arch 27, 1S71. 

EKNE.ST D. Sagk,« born May 10,' 1S75," killed June 10, 

1898, by lightning. 
Frederici: A. Sage,^ born November 17, 1879 
Nellie G. Sage, « born March i, 18S2. 
Howard H. Sage,« born October 16, 18S4. 
Ruth F. Sage,^ born in August, 188S. 
Edith P. Sage,^ born January 28, 1891. 
2 Durixda J. Barr5 was born March 29. 1856 She 
married David Vance, of Blackford County, Indiana, julv 
3 2, 1S7S. He was a carpenter by trade until the year 
1878, when he moved on a farm, and has since followed 'that 
business. He ako served four years in the Civil War. No 
children were born to this union. 


3 Florkn-ce G. Barr-' was born June 16, 1862 and wa< 
married to Mr. Mari.^x Bartlk.t, of Delaware Counrv. 
Indiana, in February. 18S3. Her husband followed farmin.- 
and tile making in the States of Indiana and Illinois until 1S.S9. 
since which time they have resided in Blackford Countv. 
Indiana, and are extensively engaged in gardening and fruit 
grov.'ing. To them were born seven children. 

Cliieord Bartlett.^ 

Homer Bartlett.'^ 

Alma L. Bartlett.' 

Nora BARTi.ETi' * 


Nellie Baktlett.^ 


Infant son. 

All are living except the infant son. 


4 Augusta M. Barr^ was born March 22, 1864. She 
was married to P^dwin M. Sh rover, of Blackford County, 
Indiana, in October, 18S6. Her husband follows farming and 
raising of thorough-bred t^heep. To this union were born five 

RussEL Shrover,^ born September 6, 1888. 

Infant Son. 

Guy Shrover.*^ 

Opal Shroyer,^ born November 2, 1893. 

Chester Shroyer.^ 

All are dead except Russel and Opal. 


5 Charles W. Barr-^ was born July 23, 1S67, and was 
MKirried to Haxnah L. Shrack, of Blackford County, Indiana, 
October 17, 1891. He was raised on the farm and still follows 
'-Hat business during the summer season, and teaches during the 
\vinter season, having taught for twelve consecutive terms. To 
••iiis union were born three children. 

R. Fernlev Barr,^ born January 25, 1894. 
GoLDiE J, Barr,*' born January 13, 1896. 
Marcia a. Barr/ born March 7, 1899. 
All are bving. 

This closes the record of Joh.v Wills Barr's'' family and 
' ■-'Cendants. We are sorrv it is not more complete. Ifany- 
'■Mng comes in later it will appear in the Supplement. 



2 Margaret Bakr'^ was born probably about 179S, in 
Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. She was the only daughter ol 
Gabriel Barr.^' She went with the family to Chillicothe, 
Ohio, in 1S02. She married William McWilliams. They 
lived in Richland County, Ohio, near Lexington. Mr. 
McWilliams died fifty years ago. 

To them were born two sons and one daughter. 
Gabriel McWilliams.^ 
William McWilliams.* 

Mary Ann McWilliams.* She married Mr. Harrison 

After much correspondence this was all we were able to 
learn about this family. If anything comes later it will be found 
in the Supplement. 


3 William Barr," the second son of Gabriel Barr.'^ wa- 
born March 5, iSoo, in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. Ik- 
was married to NLvry Brown, daughter of David Brown, Marcii 
24, 1829. She w;is born December 17, 1807. 

Mr. Barr came with his mother and family to Chillicoihc. 
Ohio, in iSc2. Fie died April 29. 1849. His wife 
August 5, 1S53, in Fairfield County, Ohio. He was a very 
ingenious man, a farmer and a wheelwright. Their family con- 
sisted of tliree sons and two daughters. 

1 Mary ELiZABErw Barr.* 

2 David Alexander Barr.* 

3 John Wills Bark.* 

4 Margaret Jane ]*>akr.* 

5 Willia.m Calvin Barr.* 

Mt. David A. Barr. 



Mary Elizabeth Barr* was born near West Rushville, 
Fairfield County, Ohio, November 9, 1831. She was married 
August 26, 1852, to John P. Bogle, of Perry County, Ohio. 
Mr. Bogle was born in 1824. 

They now li^e in Augusta, Butler County, Kansas. They 
Are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, because there 
li no United Presbyterian Church in reach of them. They have 
h:id four sons and three daughters. 

1 William Calvin Bogle* was born January 15, 18154, 
in Perry County, Ohio. He is single. 

2 Margaret Amelia Bogle. ^ 

3 Sarah Ada Bogle. ° 

4 James Bogle^ was born October 31, 1863, and died 
October 16, 1864. 

5 John Yost Bogle." 

6 Samuel Stewart Bogle. -^ 

7 Frankie Bogle,* born October 6, 1871, in Butler 
County, Kansas, and died July 17, 1874. 


2 Margaret Amelia Bogle* was born August 3, 1857, 
• I'erry County, Ohio. She was married to H. Lovell Blue 
L'LCember 5, 1877. To them were born seven children. 

Ada BLUE.^born November 8, 1S78, died January 11, 1880. 

Calvin Blue,^ born January 16, 1882. 

Harry Blue,^ born August 30, 1884. 

Ja.mes Blue,* born August 30, 1886. 

Arte.mus Blue,* born May 26, 1889. 

Rebecca E. Blue, born March 26, 1892. 

John F. Blue,^' born May 26, 1896. 



3 Sarah Ada I^ogle^ was born December lo, iS6o. 
She married Leonard M. Honce December 25, 1890. He 
died in June, 1893. To them were born two children. 

Clarence Honck/ born March 7, 1892, died June 20, 

Walter Honce,^ born May 11, 1893, died October 17, 


5 John Yost Bogle'^ was born July 26, 1865. He mar- 
ried Chessie Sparks December 28, 18S8. To them were born 
two children. 

Gracie Bogle, ^ born January 12, 1897. 
Mabel Bogel,^ born November 5, 1889. 


6 Samuel Stewart Bogle'^ was born December 27, iS'j^. 
in Perry County, Ohio. He married Effie Causea November 
I, 1893. They have one child. 

Rosa Bogle, ^ born December 5, 1894. 


2 David Alexander Barr^ was born September m. 
1833, and lives on the farm where he was born, in sight 0* t:;(.- 
Tent Church, near West RushvilJe, Fairfield County, 01;;o 
He married Matu.da Martin, who was born Dcceinbcr S. 
1836. She was the daughter of Jolin M. Martin, wbo w.iv 
born May 14, 1796, and died September 9, 1S58. He w.i< ■» 
soldier in the War of 1 8 1 2 . 

They were married April 24, 1856. She died Novc-nii tr 
7, 1880. Mr. Barr has been an elder in the West Ru>lu:l.c 
United Presbyterian Church since June 13, 1873. \\ t' arc 



under great obligations to this cousin for the great pains and 
trouble to which he went to gather the history of this branch of 
the family 

To them were born eight children. 

1 Jamcs Austin Barr.* 

2 Alma Jane Barr."* 


4 Erwin Vincent Barr.^ 

5 Sarah Matilda Barr.^ 

6 Etta Rebecca Barr.* 

7 Arthur Clarence Barr.^ 

8 Infant, died in infancy, eight days before the mother. 


I James Austin Barr-^ was born April 14, 1S57. He 
married Anna Houston, of Perry County, Ohio. October 10, 
1883. They live near Mt. Perry, Perry County, Ohio. To 
them were born four children. 

JosiE Barr,6 born November 26, 1S84. 

iMabel M. Barr,6 born October 27, 18S6, died Septem- 
ber 29, 1SS7. 

GoLDiE E. Barr,« born January 4, 1889. 

LoREA V. Barr, 6 born January 16, 1892. 


2 Alma Jane Barr^ was born xMay 21, i860. She has 
been on invalid for eighteen years, and cannot assist in the 
home duties. Her part is to suffer. 


3 EsTELLA ISAF.ELLE Bapr"^ was bom October 21, 1862. 
She married John G. Gingher March 27, 1S87. They 
moved to Xewbraska, staid one year and a half, came back and 
settled in Columbus, Ohio, and were members of the First 


United Presbyterian Church, Kev. R. B. Patton, pastor. She 
died November 12, 1896, leaving one little son, born Ocfobcr 
20, 1896. She is reported to have been a lovely Christian 


4 Erwin Vincent Barr,* second son of David A. Barr,* 
was born August 21, 1865. He married Maggie Bell Pool 
February 25, 1891. They have no family. They live at 
Stautsville, Ohio. He is in the mill and grain business. 


5 Sarah Matilda Barr^ was married to U. Grant 
Brovles April 26, 1893. She was born October 6, 1S68. 
They live in Columbus, Ohio. They have no family. 


6 Etta Rebecca Barr-' was born September 5, 1870. 
She is at home and keeps house for her father, and is liis 
standby. So she fills an important place. 


7 Arthur Clarence Barr* was born November 20, 
1875. He married Maggie D. Daubenmire December 31. 
1896. They have one daughter, born August 14, 1898. 'Ihcv 

live at Stautsville with his brother Vincent. They belong to 
and attend the home church at West Rushville, Ohio, a distance 
of twenty-five miles. 

3 John Wills Barr"* was born January 29, 1836. in 
Fairfield County, Ohio. He married Lucv McGinnis Decenr 
ber 27, i860. She was born November 11, 1839. She dit'! 
December i3, 1878, aged thirty-nine years. He died May •?• 
1866. They left one son and one daughter. 

Prof. A. M. Bogle. 

( Page .',8 I 


1 Joseph Edson Bark.^ 

2 Sarah Margaret Barr.** 


I Joseph Edson Barr^ was born March 23, 1863. He 
married Clara J. Rowel April 10, 1884. He lives on the 
farm where his father died. They have one son and one 
daughter living. 

Alta R. Barr,^ born September 2, 1885. 

Maggie F. Barr,^ born March 7, 1888, died December 
23, 1888. 

William F. Barr,^ born November 17, 1896. 


4 Margaket Jane Barr* was born April 14, 1840, in 
Fairfield County, Ohio. She married Zenos Mitchel Bogle, 
of Perry County, Ohio, October 14, 1858. He was born 
March 1 1, 1833. 

They live in Bculah, Crawford County, Kansas, at present. 
For ten years they lived on the old homestead in Hopewell 
township. Perry County, Ohio, owned jointly by Zenos Mitchel 
and an older brother, Erastus. Her husband having sold his 
interest in the farm to his brother, he bought a farm near 
Mt. Perry, in the same county, to which they moved in 1869. 
They were members of Jonathan's Creek United Presbyterian 
Church, in the bounds of which they lived. In the spring of 
1882 they sold the Ohio farm and removed to Crawford County 
Kansas, where a brother, James Bogle, had preceded them a 
year, and another brother, Erastus Bogle, followed a year later. 
They bought and located on a farm on the edge of Sheridan 
township, about five miles west of Pittsburg, Kansas, where 
they have resided ever since, with the exception of a short 


residence in Pittsburg. Mr. Bogle is a ruling elder of the 
church at Pittsburg, Kansas. There were born to iheni six 

1 Artemus Melvin Bogle. ^ 

2 Emma Sarah Bogle.^ 

3 Elmer Preston Bogle.* 

4 Essie Lorena Bogle. ^ 

5 Homes Pearl Bogle.* 

6 Frank White Bogle.* 


I Artemus Melvin Bogle was born in Hopev/ell town- 
ship, Perry County, Ohio, March o, i860. At the age of four- 
teen he entered Madison Academy, Mt. Perry, Ohio. After 
completing the course there, he entered Muskingum College, 
New Concord, Ohio, graduating classically with the class of 
18S0, at the age of twenty. In 1889 he graduated from the 
Latin couise of the Kansas State Normal School. In the year 
1892-93 he was a special student in mathematics at Cornell 
University, Ithaca, New York. 

He is a teacher by profession, and began his work in the 
rural schools of Ohio and Kansas, going to the latter j)iace in 
1881. Later he was principal of the business depariment of 
Tarkio College, Tarkio, Missouri, for three years, 1SS9-1892. 
From 1893 to 1897 he was instructor in mathematics and 
physics in the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute, Towanda. 
Pennsylvania. Since April, T899. he has been instructor in 
mathematics, in the High School, Kansas City, Kansas. He 
has done some norma! institute work also in Kansas. 

2 Emma Sarah J'Jogll* was born ^Tarch 6, 1S62, on the 
old Barr homestead, Hopewell township. Perry Couniy, Ohio. 


She was married to Hugh Fixlev Huston, who was born in 
Muskingum County, Ohio, September 7, 1S55. They moved 
from Ohio in the fall of 1881, locating on a farm four and one- 
half miles west of Pittsburg, Kansas, where they have lived 
ever since, and where the last eight children were born. To 
them were born nine children. 

WiLLMETTA EsTHER HusTON^ was bom near Mt. Perry, 
Ohio, September 19, 18S0. 

Leona Ethel Huston^ was born August 10, 1882, in 
Baker township, Crawford County, Kansas. 

Chauncy Everett Huston,^ born April 22, 1884. 

Anna Aretha Huston,"^ born March 31, 18S6. 

Daisy Missouri Huston,^ born January 29, 1888. 

Marguerite Rebecca Huston,^ born March 11, 1890. 

Vera Lorena Huston,^ born December 24, 1891. 

Olga Vesta Huston,^ born September 22, 1894. 

Robert Lester Huston,'^ born December 30, 1896. 


3 Ei.MER Preston Bogle-' was born in Hopewell town- 
ship, Crawford County, Kansas, February 28, 1864. He was 
married to Elizabeth Ellen Brown, of Beulah, Crawford 
County, Kansas, August 6, 1SS5. She was born IsLarcli 6, 
1867, at Lebanon, Illinois. He has resided in and near Beulah 
most of the time since his marriage. His wife died December 
5, 1897. She was buried in the cemetery at Beulah. She left 
two children. 

Blanch Florence Bogle, ^ born August 29, 1887. 
Roy Henderson Bogle, ^ born March 27, 1892. 


4 Essie Lorena Bogle'* was born December 28, 1S65, 
in Hopewell township, Perry County, Ohio. She married 


James W. Alexander, of Crawford County, Kansas. lie 
was born May 17, i860, near Coulterville, Illinois, lothern 
were born four children. 

Floy O. Alexander® was born at Coulterville, llIinoi>, 
December 15, 1S87. Later her parents moved to 
Pittsburg, Kansas. Here Floy died February 3, 1S92, 
Veta M. Alexander" was born May 29, 1891, at Pitts- 
burg, Kansas, 
Donald Bogle Alexander^ was born March 6, 1895. 
Gladys Nellie Alexander® was born March 2, 1S97, 
at Vernon, Missouri. 


5 Holmes Pearl Bogle^ was born October 13, 187:?, 
near Mt. Perry, Ohio. She died November 19, 1882, ia 
Crawford County, Kansas. 


6 Frank White Bogle^ was born September 6, 1874, 
near Mt. Perry, Ohio. He was married November 7, 1900, to 
Ina Asenath Smith, daughter of George A. and Alice Smiih, 
of Beulah, Kansas. 


5 William Calvin Barr,^ youngest son of William 
Barr,^ was born June 29, 18.^3, in Fairfield County. Ohio. 
He was married to Sarah Ann Hazlett, of Perry County. 
Ohio, June 29, 1865, by Rev, Moses Floyd. They moved to 
Lode, Illinois, and stayed there one year, Mrs. Barr died 
there November 19, 1866, leaving an infant son, now the Rev. 
R. H. liARR, of Garrattsviile, New York. 

Rev. Rechnold H Barr. 

;P->fee .71.'. 



Rev. Rechnolo Hazi.ett Barr'^ was born November 17, 
1866. He married Mary Barr, of Conotton, Ohio, May 
I, 1895. 

Her fatlier's name was Joseph H, Barr; her grandfather, 
Matthew; and her great-grandfather, Thomas, who came to this 
country from Ireland late in the eighteenth century. Her 
great-grandfather married Jennie Patton and to them were born 
triplets (her grandfather Matthew and his brothers Hugh and 
Robert), all of whom lived and were taken by aunts (sisters of 
their fither), after the death of their mother, who died in child 
bed. Later, her grandfather was raised by James Lyons, and 
the other two by their father and his second wife, who was 
Sarah McClinlock. All three lived to raise large families. 
Her great-grandfather had no brothers. His sisters married 
Thomas Stevenson, Robert Stevenson, James Lyons and 
Samuel Creswell. 

I have given this lineage, because it has been thought by 
some of tliC friends tliat this Thomas Barr w^as one of the con- 
nection. I have not been able to connect him. If any of the 
friends can do so I would be glad to be informed on the matter. 
(Mrs. Barr's Uncle Thomas \V. Barr, of New Rumley, Ohio, 
furnishes tiiis statement.) 

Rev. R. H. Barr was raised by his Grandfather and 
Grandmother Hazleit, near Mt. Perry, Ohio. His grandmother 
died in November, 187 i, and in 1875 his grandfather married 
Jane M. Coulter, and with thern he lived until he was married. 

He was received into the Goshen L'nited Presbyterian 
Church by Rev. James \\hite, D. D., when thiiieen years old. 
He entered Muskingum College, New Concord, Oiiio. Septem- 
^Jt-T 6, 18S7, and graduated from that institution June 23, 1892., 
He entered Xer.ia Theological Seminary Se])tember 7, 1892, 
^nd graduated from that institution April 26, 1895. ^^^ ^'^'^^ 


licensed to preach by Xenia Presbytery, May 2, 1894, and was 
stated supply at Salt Creek until September i, 1S95; also was 
stated supply ot' the united charge of East Union and Salt Creek 
from May, 1S95, to September. 1895. He was called to Elvira, 
Iowa, Le Clair Presbytery, November 17, 1895, and ordained 
by the Presbytery January 14, 1896. He was very successful 
there. He was relieved from that field February 22, 1S9S. 
He acceitted a call to Garrattsville (Delaware Presbytery), New 
York, in November, 1898, where he is at present. 

Two children were born to them. 

Gkorgk WiLHEKi Barr,^ born at Elvira, Ohio, March 
13, 1896. 

Bessif. Christine Barr,'' born at Garraitsville, New 
York, July 6, 1900. 

Mr. V.'iilicm Calvin Inirr,' after the death of his wife, canie 
back from Illinois to Ohio, and there married Martha J. 
Cahill, of northern Indiana, October 24, 1S67, They had 
one son and one daughter. 

1 George A. Eakr.^ 

2 Nora E. Barr.^ 


1 George A. Barr-"" was born August 9, 1868. lit 
married Minnie Adams November 6, 1889, and lives on a 
farm at Fountain Head, Tennessee. They have one daughter. 

Imogenk Bakr,^ born at Fountain Head, Tennessee, 
September 18, 1898. 


2 Nora E. Barr-^ v.-as born November i, 1869, and d:t'd 
May 16, 1872. 

Mr. ^Vi]liam Calvin Barr after his second marriage moved 
to the State of Micliigan, where lie died October 28, 1S71. 


He enlisted in the Union Army in August, 1861, in Com- 
pany B, Seventeenth Ohio \'oIunteer Infantry. He was with 
Grant's army at the battle of Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, 
April 6, 1 86 2. He with six others of his company were detailed 
to haul ammunition from the river up to the batteries. A most 
marvelous thing occurred while he was making the second trip. 
A shell exploded under his team ot six mules, killing every one 
of them, but he did not receive a scratch. 

He was kept at teaming until he was discharged, September, 
1864. He was never wounded, but he contracted the measles 
and took cold, and nevjr fully recovered from che effects. His 
wife was married to Mt. Deeter and lately moved from 
Fountain Head, Tennessee. 


4 Gabriel Barr,^ youngest son of Gabriel Barr'^ was 
born in Mifflin County, Penns)'lvania, April 20, 1S02, and after 
his father's death moved with the rest of the family to Chilli- 
cothe, Ohio, when an infant. He was a farmer. He married 
Miss Martha Brown in 1826. He died October 17, 1S50, 
at the age of forty-eight. She died January 26, 1875. I'o 
them were born eight children, three sons ana five daughters. 

1 Marv Barr.'* 

2 Samuel Wills Barr.* 

3 Margaret Barr.* 

4 David Brown Bakr,* 

5 Na.n'cv Barr.* 

6 Eliza!!K1h Bark.'* 

7 Rebecca Ann Barr.* 

8 RoiiERT McTeer Barr.* 


I Mary Bark* was born February 26, 1827. She was 
married to Mr. J(jhn Xekley January 10, 1850. He was born 


April 15, 1821. They live in Perry County, Ohio. They have 
four children. 

1 Sarah Elizabeth Neeley.* 

2 Anna Margaret Neeley.* 

3 Martha Jane Neeley.* 

4 Silas Barr Neeley.^ 


1 Sarah E. Neeley'^ was born October 25, 1856. She 
married Peier Wagner October 14, 1875. There were born 
to them five children. 

Irvin Wagner,^ born in 1877. 
John O. Wagner,^ born in 1879. 
Clifford Wagner,^ born in 18S1. 
Grace Wagner/^ born in 1S83. 
Melvin Wagner,^ born in 1885. 


2 Anna Margaret Neeley^ was born September 28. 
1858. She married Watson Griggs August 12, 1879. '^'hree 
children were born to them. 

Orphy Griggs,^ born in October, 1880. 
Earl Griggs,^ ben in August, 1882. 
Doi.iMius Griggs,^ born in January, 1889. 


3 Martha Jane Neei.ey* was born December 4, 1S51. 
She married John Henderson January 7, 1887. 'ihey have 
one daughter. 

Leah Henderson^ was born in January, 1889. 


4 Silas }3arr Neelev"' was born March 19, 1854. He 
is single and lives with his mother and helps to make a home 
for lier. 


This entire family reside in Fairfield and Perry Counties, 


2 Samukl Wills Barr^ married Rebecca Jane Brown, 
in Fairfield County, Ohio, in 1853. She died less than two 
years after, leaving no children. 

He enlisted in the army during the Civil War, and served 
under General Butler. He died of camp fever in the hospital at 
New Orleans, in September, 1863. 


3 Margaret Barr^ was married to William Major, at 
Kirklin, Clinton County, Indiana, in December, 1857. She 
was a successful school teacher for many years. To them were 
born seven children. 

Martha Major-^ died when eighteen years of age. 
Mary Major^ married William Gallagher, who 

with three children survive her and live at Kirklin, 

Indiana. She died in January, 1900. 
Francis Milroy MAjOR^died at the age of twenty months. 
Samuel Chester Major-^ married and lives in Indiana. 

He has no children. 
John Glexx Major-^ is unmarried. 
Anna May Major* died when twenty-one years of age. 
Ella Maud M.vjor-- died when three months old. 


4 TJavid Brown Barr,^ second son of Gabriel Barr,' 
was born October 24, 1S33. ^^^' married Lol'isa Jane 
Kennedy, in I*"airfield County, Ohio, January 7, 185S. i'hey 
live in West Rushville, Ohio. Mr. Eyman has been a ruling 
elder in the United Presbyterian Church of that place since 
October 31, 18S4. There were born to them two daughters. 


Mary Elizabeth Bakk,-^ born October 5, 1864. She is 

Martha Loretta Barr,' born October 7, 1868. She- 
married Edward W. Eyman September 9, 1891. They 
have three children. 

Elza Carl Eyman,'' born November 3, 1892. 
Retna Merle Eyman, ^ born December 31, 1896. 
Myrtle Lorie Eyman, ^ born April 14, 1900. 


5 Nancy Barr,^ the third daughter of Gabriel Baku.' 
married William Richie Stewart October 20, 1853. I'hey 
live at Paxton, Illinois. He is a ruling elder in the United 
Presbyterian Church at Paxton. There were born to them iix 

1 Infint son, born July 22, 1854, and died the same diy- 

2 .\nna ELiZARErii Stewart,'' born July 22, 1854, and 
died January 20, 1884. 

3 Thomas Morton Stewart,* born December 26, iS6i, 
died September 21, 1864. 

4 Infant son, born May 14, 1864, died the same day. 

5 John Truesdale Stewart/^ 

6 Martha Rebecca Stewart. •'' 


5 John Truesdale Stewart* was born January 13. 
1868. He was married to Ida Belle Wilson January 1. 
1900. He is a civil engineer and engaged in governnui^.t 
surveys in the Black Hills and Northwestern States. H- 
spent last v/inter (1899) in Washington, D. C, mapping '.js 
work. He is reported as a very sagacious business man, .md a 
m.m of excellent character and unimpeachable integrity. 



6 Martha Rkbhcca Stewart^ was born May 2, 1872. 
She is a graduate of the nurse's training school, Cliicago, 
lUinois. She was ni.irricd September 26, 1900, to Dr. Norman 
Perry Mim.s. Their home will be at Appleton, Wisconsin. 


6 Eljzabeth Barr* was born October 8, 1838. She 
married James Brisbin February 3, 1857. He was born 
January 8, 1834. Seven children were born to them. 

1 Mary Ann Brisbin,^ born November 15, 1859, died 
November 14, 18S7. 

2 Emma M. Brisbin.* 

3 Alice Jane BRii^BiN.* 

4 Infant son, born November 16, 1857, died same day. 

5 Infant son, born August 12, 1858. 

6 Infant daughter, born February 15, 1862. 

7 Infant son, born July i, 1869. 


2 Emma M. Brisbin^ was born August 24, 1863. She 
married Mr. Frank Yost February i, 1883. They have one son, 

Ralph Yosi'' was born October 6, 1893. 


3 .^lice Jane BuisBrN'"' was born December 12, 1875. 
She married Frank V. Miller A[jril 7, 1894. They have 
three children. 

DwiGHT P. Mn.r.FR.^ born February 3, 1895. 
Ray BkisBiN .Miller." born September 5, 1897. Miller,* born January 5, 1900. 



7 Rebecca Ann Barr,"* was born June 13, 1841. She 
married John A. Kennedy December 2, 1858. She died July 
2, 1878. They had ihree children. 

Infant daughter, born and died October 25, 1859. 
James Preston Kennedy^ was born August 11, 1861. 

He married Ida Kate Dilger September 13, 1885. 

They have no family. 
Samuel Barr Kennedy-'' was born December 26, rS66. 

He married Mary Bell Turner in April, 1895. 

They have no family. 


8 Rohert McTeer Barr,* youngest son of Gahkim. 
Barr, 3 was born December 7, 1843, ^^-^ died April 14, iS9>.. 
He married Susan E. Baker October 16, 1866. She w,-i~ 
born March 23, 1S48. To this union were born five children. 

1 Sap ah M. Barr.^ 

2 Anna L. Barr.^ 

3 Daniel M. Barr.* 

4 Mamie Barr.^ 

5 Infant, deceased. 

I SARA?! M. BARR.'' 

1 Sarah M. Bakr'^ was born May 11, 1868. .^htMr.-.: 
ried Mr. W. 1'. Lentz December 28, 1891. They have :>^^> 
children. Their present address is Piqua, Ohio. 

Florenci: Lee Lentz.^ 
Pauline B. Llniz.^ 

2 ANNA L. BARR.-' 

2 Anna L. Barr'' was born .March 15, 1871, anl ' ' • 
August 26, 1893. 



3 Daniel M. Barr'^ was born October 6, 1875. He is 
inmarried and is an attorney at Somerset, Ohio. His father, 
Robert McTeer Barr, was a prominent attorney in Somerset, 
Ohio, for years. 

They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 


4 Mamie Barr-^ was born January 28, 1S78. She was 
married to David T. Fry November 20, 1898. Their home is 
New Lexington, Ohio. Tliey have one child, Robert 
William Fry.^ 

There are thirty-four grandchildren of Gabriel Barr.^ 

This closes the family record of Gabriel Barr,- fifth son 
of Robert Barr.' This family has a good record for religious 
convictions and faithfulness to principle. They are mostly 
members of the United Presbyterian Church. 

We are sorry not to have a more complete report of some 
of the families of this branch, but we have done the best we 

In this f;imiiy there are 236 members: two lawyers, one 
minister, and five who took part in the Civil War. In every 
way they are a credit to the name. .A.nd although it is one of 
the largest families, so far as we know there is not a "black 
sheep" among them. 



The last member of the family of Robert Barr,^ our 
great-grandfather, was a daughter by the name of M.ARnAurT.* 
She was born October ii, 1764, in Ireland. She came with 
the rest of the family to America in 1790. She died Jiiiy 17. 
1795, ^ffer an illness of nineteen days. She never marritHi, 
and died at the home of her father, near McAlevy's For:, 

Her brother Samuel in his memoirs writes of her: ">'ic 
lived without pride or affectation, and peacefully fell a-!ee;) .is 
the hope of a better resurrection and a glorious immortality. 

This closes the record of the descendants of Robert h 
covering six generations. 


In concluding this history, we may say the blessing of God 
has rested upon our noble ancestor Robert Barr,^ and his 
descendants, from the time he left Ireland till this present time. 
They have multiplied and replenished the earth, being remark- 
able for their large families. 

They have not forgotten the Covenant of God, being gen- 
erally religious and connected with some branch of the great 
Christian Church. 

They have occupied for the most part a middle place in 
their respective communities, being of that class which were 
respected for their Christian integrity and industrious, thrifty 

They passed through many struggles and difticulties, but 
possessed the courage and determination necessary to overcome, 
and so have held their own with their fellows and have left 
behind them an influence for good more lasting than marble 
shaft or granite pillar. 

The Rev. John M. Adair, who for thirty years was pastor 
of the Stone Valley United Presbyterian Church {from 1859 to 
1889)— of which our Great-gruidfather Robert Barr^ and his 
son Samuel were among the founders, and which was the 
church of all the Barr families in that valley — says of them : 

"The Barr families had the usual characteristics of the 
Scotch-Irish, an unusual rigidity and firmness of character, and 
were ever ready to stand for what they regarded as true and 
right, whatever others, might think of them, and however much 
it might aff.'ct their secular interests. They were intelligent 
and quite enterprising, and made useful members of the 
Christian church and of society." 


After perusing such a history, one cannot bat be impressed 
with the thought of the far-reaching influence of a single family, 
as you trace it down through several generations, and mark the 
results of the careful home-training of the children in the love of 
truth and virtue, and the inculcation of righteous principles and 
noble aspirations in their young hearts, which fits them for the 
society and citizenship both of earth and heaven. 

It is like the waves of the sea started by a single pebble, 
v/hich roll on until they touch the farthest shore. So is the 
influence of human life for evil or for good. 

While we cahnot absolutely predict the future of a family, 
and the part it may act on life's great stage, or the place it may 
occupy in human history, we can say to our dear relatives and 
friends, that we need have no fear of the future for ourselves or 
the generations that are to follow, — amid the rapidly changing 
conditions both in state and church, — if we will but put on tlu- 
whole armor of God, spoken of so minutely by the gro:'.t 
apostle Paul in Ephesians 6:10 1 8. 

Bearing the fruits of the Spirit, and putting off the works o'' 
darkness, we can safely cast ourselves upon the mercy and care 
of the Great Pilot of the Galilean Lake, who knows the sea and 
is master of the waves, and who will bring us safely into t!ie 
haven of rest and peace, a reunited family in heaven. In 50 
doing wc but imitate our worthy ancestors, and shall lie able to 
build upon the granite foundations which they have laid, in tlic 
eternal principles of righteousness, for coming generations. 

I confess to a feeling of deep anxiety for our children ami 
the rising generation, thot the culture of soul, as well as vi 
body and mind; that Christian principles, as well as a know !- 
edge of the arts and sciences, receive that attention and occup} 
that place in their lives and learning, to which they are ju:-tiy 
entitled as being of supreme importance. No life is valuable t" 


the world or to God without it. The question of our Saviour is 
the one unanswerable question: 

"What is a man profited if he should gain the whole world 
and lose his own soul ; or what shall he give in exchange for 
his soul ?" 

We make the most of time and life when we build for 
eternity — when we fulfil the great mission of our creation ; 
namely, "to glorify God and to enjoy him forever." 
"Reflect that life, like ev'ry other blessing, 
Derives its value from its use alone." 

May we all prepare to meet on the brighter shores, and in 
that better country. 


We hope the friends will be careful to make corrections, 
where mistakes occur, on the appended blank pages for tii.\t 
purpose. Also, please inform the writer of this book of the 
same as soon as discovered. 

There are also pages for additional record of the lamihc-- _ 
that it may be kept together for easy reference. 



(See page 30.) 

Lottie A. Karr,^ daughter of Lemuel C. and -NLiria J, 
Johnston Barr, married Mr. William R, Wright October 
20, 1896. He was born May 17, 1874. They had two 
children. The oldest is dead. The name of the second is — 

Herschel L. Wright,^ born October 24, 1898. 

Their address is Sabetha, Kansas. 


(See page 30.) 

John H. Barr,^ brother of Lottie Barr, was married 
February 4, iSy6, to Elvira Gage. She was born February 
25, 187C. I'hey have two children. 

LoiTiE A. Barr,^ born December 5, 1896. 

Murmlox M. Barr,' born February 25, 1898. 

Their address is Woodhiwn, Kansas. 

Mr. Howard Foster Barr's'^ youngest child's name is 
WiLLiA.M Dale Barr.^ They live at Dakota, Illinois, (^ec 


(See page 35.) 
3 Mr. JoHX D. Cu.MMiNS'^ enlisted in the Sixth Regiment 
United States Volunteer Cavalry as a private, October 27, 1862, 
and was honorably discharged November 21, 1864, having 
served in twenty different engagements. 


He taken prisoner at Funkstown, I\[aryland, July 7, 
1863, and remained in the hands of the enemy at Andersonviile 
prison until exchanged in November, 1S63. 

He was in three of General Sheridan's raids: Berry ville, 
Manchester and Cedar Creek. 

Four children were born to them. 

Mary Catharine Cum.mixs,^ born at Lake City, 

Minnesota, December 21, 1872, died January i, 1874. 
Carrie May Cummins,^ born at Rockelm, Fierce Couiuy, 

Wisconsin, is living at home. 
William Beatty Cummins,'' born at Lake City, Minnesota. 

September 17, 1875. He is a stationary engineer, aiui 

works at Eldora, Iowa. 
Emma Righley Cummins,'' born at Lake City, Minnesota, 

April 8, 1877. 


(See page 37.) 
2 Jennie D. Stewart^ was born June 15, 1852, and was 
married November 4, 1869. To her were born the follouin^:; 
children : 

Maude Baker,'' born September 15, 1870, now living in 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Bessie Baker, « born April 10, 1872, died Sei)tembcT 4. 

Ida Baker,'' born August i, 1S76, is at home. 
Bessie Baklk," born March 25, 1874, died Septenibcr 

8, 1879. 
Floyd Baker," born October 13, 1882, is at home. 
They are all members of the Presbyterian Cluirtii of 
Cedarville, Illinois. 



(See page Si.) 

4 Samuel Barr'^ married Miss Susan Everhart, a 
daughter of Samuel Everhart. To them were born five children, 
two sons and three daughters. Two of the daughters died 
young. The three living are — 

1 Martha Barr.* She married John Beaumont, and 
died in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania 

2 Samuel E. Bark.^ (See pages 81 and 137.) 

3 David Barr.^ 


3 David Barr^ was Ijorn in Center County, Pennsylvania, 
in 181 5. He died after a long illness, in Mifflin County, in 
January, 1889, aged seventy-four years, and was buried beside 
his wife at Kelly Presbyterian Church. 

He married Elizabeth Zon-s, of Lycoming County, 
Pennsylvania. They lived in Center County, near Boalsburg, 
until after the war. He sold out and moved to Franklinville, 
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. They lived there for nearly 
ten years, then moved to Philipsburg, Center County, Pennsyl- 
vania, and from thence to Mifflin County, in 1879 or 1880, 
where lie died. 

To them were born eighc children, seven of whom are living. 
Mary Jane Barr.-'' She married John Metz, of Mill 
Creek, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. He is dead, 
and she makes her home with her son, at Yeagertown, 
Mifilin County, Pennsylvania. 
Samuel Everhart Barr^ was in the Civil War. 
John M. Clayton Barr* married Miss Tomelson, of 
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. 'J'hey live at Yeager- 
town, Pennsylvania. He is employed in the steel works 
there. He ^vas in the Civil War. 


Susannah Baur-^ married Thomas Gates, and resides at 

Mill Creek, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. 
SAiJAii Irvin Barr^ married Mr. Gowland. Where 

they live we have not been able to learn. 
Benjamin Everhart Barr^ lives in Yeagertown and 

works in the steel works there. 
Mitchell Barr^ is also employed at the steel works at 


Mr. Samuel Barr^ died, and his vridow married John 
Sparr. She died in 1849. ^^^^ second daughter, Ellen 
Sparr, married Mr. Thompson Barr.* (See page 72.) 

3 Mrs. Jane A. Barr* died February 7, 1901, at her 
home in Carthage, Illinois. She died of a combination of 
diseases, in the full assuranc-e of faith. She sat up a while on 
the morning of the day she died, but said: "I feel as if the 
end was near, and 1 am rjady and anxious to go and be at rest.' 

( See page 67 also 14?.) 

2 J. M. Wasson^ married Miss Eugenia LeComte Decem- 
ber 8, 1879, at Meadville, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter 
of Anatol and Mary LeComte. She died May 9, 1894. They 
moved to Fostoria, Ohio, in November, 1S87, where Mr. 
Wasson and family still live. He is engaged in the oil and gas 
business. He has four children. 

Rachel Wasson,' born October 30, 1880. 

William A. Wasson,^ born September 8, 1882. 

Marshall J. Wasson, « born July 17, 1S84. 

Emma Wasson,^ born June 14, 1SS6. 
(See page 64.) 

2 Mahala Ann Bakr'* was born May 26, 1S18. She 
was married to Washin(;ion Taylor March 13, 1834, ami 


died when about thirty years old, leaving one son by the name 
of David Jackson Taylor. (See page 60.) 


(See page 82.) 

Mary Miller,^ eldest daughter of Margaret (Barr) 
Miller,^ and granddaughter of David Barr,^ married John 
Hartswick, of Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. To them were born 
four children. 

1 Harvey Hartswick.-^ 

2 Westley Hartswick.* 

3 Adam Hartswick.^ 

4 Mary Hartswick.* 


1 Harry Hartswick married Lydia Price, at Boalsburg. 
He was a farmer and a Democrat. 


2 Westly Heartswick* is married, and lived for a time 
at East Brady, Pennsylvania. He lives now in Allegheny City, 
Pennsylvania. He is a merchant, and owns one of the largest 
grocery stores in the city. In politics he is a Republican. 
They are all members of the Presbyterian Church. They have 
four children. 


Curtis Hartswick.*' 
Albert Hartswick. « 
May Hartswick.** 


3 Adam Kariswick* married twice. He had two children 
by the first wife. He was a Republican. Ho died at Altoona. 


Jen'N'h-: Ha rii^uiCK." married Fkaxk. Torrexck. Sheil;.- . 

of cancer of the throat. She left two sons. Mr. 

l"orro:;ice rjianied a^ain, and lives in Pun\si'.ta\v:;ey. 

He is a merchant. 
Frank HAkiswicK.*^ 
Mr. Adjin luiit^wick's .secoiul '.vife lives in Puri:\>uta\viu;\ . 


4 Mary Hm'Tsv.icK"' married Chr!Stia.\ Iiakiswick. 
He is a blach.smiih. In politics he is a Republican. To then- 
were born five children. 

1 Adam Hartswick.'^ 

2 John Hartsvvick.^ 

3 Margarf.i Hari.-aick.^ 

4 Hf.nrv Har'!svv-ic:-:.'' 

5 Janf. Har'iswick.* 


1 Adam Hak-iswici-:^ married Sallie Mothersualh.:;. 
He was a fanner. They moved to Ahoona, Peniny'.\ania, at.. 
lie died there l:\ 1.S9S. Siie i?. still livin^^ in Altooi.a. To tliC.;. 
were born sever, children. 

Ei.EAN'OK H \RT.^v,icK* is married andli\.'s in .AUocna. 
Elizabeth Hariswick' is mairitd, and li\-td and died .;■• 

Altoona. She left two children, a boy and 2. -.irl. 
JoH.v Har iswick" is at home with his mot', in .Altoor..'. 
Jane Harjsv. ici;' is married and lives in Harr::"';irg. 
Mack. ilAU'iswicK.' is at home. 
Edith HAKrswic;:' is a: home. 
\a/.i\?. M.\R-iswici-:' died in Altouna. 


2 Jf»!ir; llARiiwicK, M. D.,'^ v.-as mairied in 187:?, '. 
ICaie HlSiO.;. 'i'hey live in Cle.afield, reiin:-y;v.;i,i.i. il'- '■■ 


one of the best physicians in the county, and has been very 
successful. He is wealthy and has a fine home. He is an 
elder in the Presbyterian Church. 'I'hey have three children. 
Huston Hartswick, M. D.,^ was a young physician. 
He graduated from the Medical University of Pennsyl- 
vania. He was two years at West Point, but it was too 
heavy for him, and he turned his attention to medicine. 
After he was through with his studies he broke down in 
health and went south and practiced one year: came 
home and went to Colorado, and then to Mexico, where 
he died of consumption. He was very tall, fine looking, 
and a perfect gentleman. 
Elizabeth Hartswick' married Wilmam Irvix, a lawyer 
in Clearfield, and they are living there at present. The 
Irvins are a prominent family in the county. 
Howard Hartswick' married Miss Jennie Betz, daughter 
of Senator Betz of Clearfield County, a very wealthy and 
prominent family. Her father has been State senator 
from that district for years. Howard Hartswick was 
State librarian under Governor Hastings. They have 
two boys. 


3 Margaret Hartswick^ married Henrv Evey and lives 
on the Hartswick farm. He served throughout the Civil War, 
and had a good war record. He is a Republican. Tliey live 
near Pennsylvania State College, Center County. She died at 
Hoalsburg, Center County, Pennsylvania They had six children. 

Elizabeth Evev^ married .^ndv Houseman. They live 
in Altoona Pennsylvania. 

John Evev" married, and lives in Altoona. 

Chkishan Evev' married, and lives in Altoona. 

William Evey.^ 


Allison Evev^ married, and lives in Lewiston. 
Margaret Evey^ married Mr. Love, and lives in IMu., 
burg, Pennsylvania. 


4 Henry Hartswici;^ was a school-teacher and a sniar' 
man. He is married and has four children. They live ne:tr 
the State College. 

Clara Elizabeth^ died a few months before her gradua- 
tion. She was a bright, promising girl. 
John Hartswick^ lives at home. He is a teacher. 
Newton Hartswick^ is at home. 


5 Jane Hartswick^ never married. She lived on the 
farm for years, and then made her home with her Aunt Bet-v 
till she died. She then made her home with Dr. John Uarr^ 
wick, and died there. She was one of the salt of the earth. 


(See page 8l.) 

Polly Barr'^ had five children, instead of thrte. 

1 Sarah .McCormick:/' 

2 Margaret McCor>:icr.* 

3 Jane McCormick.* 

4 George McCormick.'* 

5 James McCormick.^ 

I SARAH Mccormick.-' 

I Sarah McCormick* married Daniel Riley, and Ii->-f'- 
near Boalsburg, Center County, Pennsylvania, all their .ne' 
She was born in i8o6, and died in 1882, at the age of 
six. Mr. Riley died in 1873. They had twelve chii«i?ff' - 
seven sons and live daughters. 


James M. Riley* was married to Miss Catherine Spakr, 
and lived near Boalsburg. Mr. Riley died in Indiana 
some years ago, and Mrs. Riley makes her home with 
her f.vo daughters, Florence and Sarah, who married 
men by the name of McCormick. 
Daniel Rilev^ was killed in the Civil War. He was 

George Riley* was also killed in the Civil War. He 
was married, and left one daughter, who married Mr. 
Sandow and lives at Center Hall, Center County, 
Rerecca Riley^ married Edward Kramer. They have 
four children, all born in Boalsburg. 

Sarah Kramer^ married Hunier, of Boals- 
burg. He died some years ago. 
Andrew Kramer^ married Miss Clara Condo. 
They live in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, where her 
father and mother also live. 
Mary Kramer*^ married Henry Kennedy, who lost 
his life in the Johnstown Hood in 18S9. Mrs. 
Kennedy now resides in Philadelphia with her five 
Daniel Riley Kramer*' married in Johnstown, and 
died there some years ago. 
Thomas Rilev^ married Margaret Seckler. They have 

two daughters and one son, all living in Boalsburg. 
Jane Riley* married J. Grum Irwin. They live at Or^k 
Hall, Center County, Pennsylvania. They have two 

Annie Irwin« married William Mitchell. 
Lecre.sia Irwin*' married Tho.mas Johnston, of 
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. 


Sarah Rilev' married Duncan Rankin. They have or.e 


Belle Rankin^ married Edward McIniiki, -: 
Altoona, Pennsylvania. 
William RiLEvMivcs in Chicago. 
Calvin Riley^ hves with his sister, Mrs. Rankin, u; 

Martha Riley.^ the youngest daughter, married Alk\.\n 

DER Everhart in 1875. They Hve at 802 Lexington 

Avenue, Altoona, Pennsylvania. 


(See page 81.; 

Margaret McCormick^ married Mr William .Mnr 
They had three children, two sons and one daughter. 

George McCormick-^ was married and lived and die 

Crawford County, Pennsylvania. 
James McCormick-^ died when quite young. 


(See pa^^e Si.) 

8 Margaret ]3arr,^ who married Adam Mii.ii • 
four sons and two daughters. 

Harry Miller^ is still living at Boalsburg, but very : 

Wesley Miller.^ 

Adam Miller.^ 

Tho.mpson Miller.* 

Jane Miller.* 

Mary Miller.* 

Mrs. Miller died on the old Barr homestead, near 1 
burg, in 1843. 



(See page 113.) 

They have three children. 

Geo.rgie Etta B.arr* was born at Lewisburg, Penniyl- 

vania, July 6, 18S4. 
Carroli Sa.muel Scott Barr^ was born at Delmar, 

Delaware, March 10, 1887. 
Mary Helen Barr* was born at Delmar, Delaware, 

March 25, 1891. 
Mr. Barr owns a fine home in Delmar, and has a pleasant 


(See page 156.) 

2 Clinton B. Winterstein^ was born August 26, 1842. 
He is single. He enlisted in the Union Army, in Company C, 
64th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, known as the Sherman 
Brigade, on October 4, 1861. He began active service at 
Louisville, Kentucky. He experienced some hard campaigning 
and fighting, being in the battles of Chickamauga, Missionary 
Ridge, and Lookout Mountain. At the close of three years' 
service he reenlisted January i, 1864, as a veteran. He went 
from Columbus, Ohio, to Nashville, Tennessee, and from there 
to Chattanooga, where they started May 3, 1864, on the cam- 
paign to Atlanta, Georgia. They were one hundred and twenty 
days under fire. There was not a day that they did not hear 
the bullets whistling. He was wounded slightly in the charge 
on Rockyface Ridge, May 9, 1864, which laid him aside for 
one week. At the close of this campaign they returned to 
Nashville, Tennessee. His command was sent to Louisiana, 
and then to Texas at the close of the war. He has a grand war 
record. He was mustered out December 3, 1865, having 


served four years and three months. He moved to Dakota in 
March, 1900. 

His mother, Jane (Barr) Winterstein, died February 14, 
1844. His father died in 1883. 


9 Mary Barr* is the daughter of David and Rachaki. 
(Paxton) Barr (see page 59). She was born January 27, 
1826. She was married twice. Her first husband was John 
Conn. They were married May 29, 1845. Mr. Conn was 
born April 21, 18 18, and died October 5, 1883. 

Mrs. Conn was married to George G. Gibson March 28, 
1888. He was born January 13, 1819. He died April 13, 
1899. She had no children by either husband. She lives at 
Shira, Butler County, Pennsylvania. 


(See page 58.) 

The names of Mr. J. J Corbett's family are as follows: 

James R. Corbett,-^ born April 24, 1834, 

Robert Barr Corbett,^ born June 9, 1836. 

Isaiak Corbett,^ born February 12, 1838. 

Mary Elizabeth Corbett,^ born July 22, 1840. 

Sarah Catharine Corbett,-^ born April 22, 1843. 

Lewis Corbett/ born August 17, 1845. 

Cenitk Corbett,* born September 20, 1846. 

William Bladen Corbett,^ born March 20, 1849. 

Loretta Corbett/ born July 22, 1851. 

Lawrence Corbett,* born August 21, 1854. 

Infant, born June 16, 1857, and died the same day. 

James R. Corbett enlisted September, 1861, for serv... c 
in the Civil War. Isaiah enlisted in 1863. Robert was drai:ed 
in 1864. They were all discharged in 1865. 


The index is arranged alphabetically by families, 
for easy reference. (See page 9.) 


Preface 3 

Introduction 7 

Great-grandfather Robert Barr. 

Barr, Robert^ (Great-grandfather) 9 

Barr, Mary ( Wills)! 9 

FAMILY I. (Seepage 17.) 


Baker, Elias-' 37 

" Jennie D. (Siewait)^ 37 

" Bertie*^ 37 

" Bessie^ 37 

" Maudie*'- 37 



Barker, Grace E. 

" Fred'= 

•' Alma Lula' . . . . 

Barr, Robert- 

" Christian (Reed)- . 

" David^ 

" Mary (P-rov.-n)''. . . 
" Robert R.' 

Barr, Eliza A. (Yoiing)^ 

" Daniel'^ 

" Mary Jane^ 

" Elizabeth^ 

*' Alexander B.'* 

•' Minerva* 

" David R.^ 

" William H.5 

" Alexander B.^ . 

" Winfield G.''. . . . 

" Mary E.' 

" David* 

«' Margaret (Bell)* . 

" William B.* 

. 18 
. 18 
. 18 

. iS 


2 2 





Barr, Elizabeth (Alexander)* 


Barr, Mary Ann .'McKaig)" 


" Christian'' 


" William H.^ 


" Mary^ 


" Jane (Martin)' .... 


" David'' 


" James Robert'' .... 


" Hugh A.-^ 


'' William Reed'5 .... 


" Minerva-^ 


" John Davis« 


" William'^ 


" Carl Martin" 


" Elizabeth-'' 


" LemuelColmary''i85 

1 3^ 

" Mary Ann (lioopes)* 


" ^raria J.(Joiin3t3n)-'iS5 


** Lafayette-^ 


" John Harvey 6. 185 


" Inez S. (Curtiss)^ . 


" Elvira (Gage)« .185 


" Mordecai M.'- 


" Lottie A.^ 1S5 

" James'^ 


" Murmlon M." . . 1S5 


" Sheridan-^ 


«' Emma-'^ 


" Maiy B.(LieweHen)' 


" James McKaigV . . 


" Earl*^ 


" Ida (Bushing)-^ . . . 


" Nehie'5 


" John Robert'' 


" Leila6 


" Howard Taylor'' 


" James A/ 


" Howard Foster^ 


" Maiy (Grant)^ 


" Amanda (Walker)' 


" Thomas M.^ 


" Howard Irwin*"'. 


" Rees" 



" Earl Everett'^ 

" Floyd Walker« ... 

3 '• 

" David'^ 23 


'•' John A.-* 


" James Herbert*' . 


'♦ Mary Jane^ 


" Leslie Tennyson'"' 

3 I 

" Mary B (Oswalty''2 3 


" John Cullen6 

3 ' 

<' Martha Ellen« 


'« Mary Edith« .... 


" William^ 


" William Dale" 

I '■'' 5 

" Jane (Davis)'' . . . . 


" John^ 


" William Rc'-d-' . . . . 


" Jeanette (Borland)' 


" John Davis' 


" Nancy* 


" Polly Ann (Clnrk;' 


'•' Anna Eliza (Hell;' . 

4 ■ 

«' Robert' . . ". 


" John' 





Barr, Mary Jane (Porter)^ 42 

" William P.^ 42 

" Agnes (Stewart)'^ . . 42 

" AlmaB.'^ 43 

" Walter xM.« 43 

" Caris 43 

" Clyde« 43 

" Anna Maude** 43 

'' Frank. jMeade*" 43 

" Margaret S.'^ 42 

" Anna K} 42 

" Kate^' 42 

" Sarah T."^ 42 

" John N.* 42 

Arcliie'^ 42 

Robert' 47 

Nancy (Porter)' . . 47 

Cyrus'^ 47 

Howard'^ 47 

Ilettie Gates' 47 

Emcline^ 47 

Horner^ 47 

James^ 47 

Robert' 47 



Isabella (Cole)^. . . . 

Robert Reed'' 

Anna Elizabeth"'. . . 

William A. ■'' 


Mary (Williamson)' 


Barr, Hugh W^ 

" Alice E. (Lopshire)^ 

" Nora May^ 

" Elmer« 

" EI.<ie« 

" Mary Elizabeth^ . . 

" Ray Reed^ 

" Bertha Alice^ 

" Sarah Jane^ 

" David-' 

" Robert Elmer'^ 

" Elizabeth'^ 

Bell, Gruber H. (Hon.)^' 

" Annetta (Shadle;^. . 

" John Foster" 

" Harvey T.^ 

" Mary Barr^ 

Campbell, John Oliver* . 
" Christiana(Barr)* 

Cummins, David* 

" Catherine F(Barr.*3 3, 
William S.^ . . . . 

" Howard^ 

" Eimma J.(Davis)^ 
" Jessie Clair'". . . 
" Elmer Foster*' . . 
" William Irwin^ . 
" Roy Harrison ^ 
" D wight Rus-ier*. 
" John Davis' . 1S5, 
'• LouisafBeatty)*. 185, 
" Carrie May''. .185, 

200 INDEX 


Cummins, Wni.Beatty^i 85, t,6 

" EmmaReighley'iSs, 36 

" Mary Catharine^ 185 

Dawling, Morris R.^ .... 21 

" Mary E.(iMoinet)- 21 

" Joseph P.^ 21 

" Paul E.« 21 

Dunlap, F. H.^ 44 

" Millie (Earr)'-, ... 44 

" Frederick FI.^. . . 44 

Ewing, James-'^ 45 

" Nancy Jane (M:C:.rd)'^ 45 

" Grace M.^ 45 

" Fannie M.*^ 45 

" William M.6 45 

" Carrie xM.^ 45 

" James H.^ 45 

'•' Robert G.^ 45 

Gates, Geo. W.^ 51 

" Mary E. (F.arr)^ . . 51 

Gueittar, Edward A.'\ . . 21 

" Margaret M.(Moinet)* 21 

Hagens, Alexander Clay* 47 

" Jeannette B.(Porter)-' 47 

Huey, Robert^ 41 

" P21izabeth (Barr)^., 41 

" Samuel G. (Rev.)''. 41 

'• Eva F. (Donaldson)-'' 41 

" Grace^ 41 

" Helen« 41 

" Ruih CiawA^rd". . . 41 

Kyle, Jo^eph* 31 

Kyle, Elizabeth (Barr)^ . . 31 

" Crawford'^ 31 

" Wilham B.5 31 

" Mary Taylor (Her..7)'' 31 

" Allan Taylor^ 32 

" Elizabeth (Mitchenj'V $2 

" Rhoda Taylor'^. . . . 3; 

" Joseph Reed^ 32 

Magill, Thomas A.-^ 43 

•' Ella M. (Barr)^ ... 43 

" Blanch J« 43 

" Archie^' 43 

" Vernon T.^ 43 

" Charles^ 43 

" John^ AA 

" David^ !4 

" George*' 44 

McClay, Robert P.^ . . 39 

•< Martha B. (Barr)^ . 39 

" William B.* 39 

" Lizzie AF (Canipfell)''' 3'y 

" Helen A.V. .. .. . 39 

" Ralph A.« 39 

" Robert B.« 39 

McCord, Samuel' 4 5 

" Martha* 4 5 

McCoy, Meredith'' -3 

" Hannah Ann (Ba.T) *3 

Milledge, George*^ 29 

" Anna ^L (]'>arr)V . -'9 

" Ethel Marie' ?9 

MiUiken, R. M.' v 3^ 


"Millikin.Mary Jane(Barr)* 36 

" Harris T.^ 36 

" Nettie (Beaver)'^ 36 

, Moinet, Eugene* 19 

" Mary E. (Bar r)''. . . 19 

** Charles Alex^. ... 19 

" Mary Hazel'' 20 

" Paul Eugene''. . . 20 

" Frank L.-^ 20 

" Bertha L. (Rosteiler)^ 20 

" CharlesGrover^. . . 2c 

" Celestine'"' 20 

" Maggie (Woolt')-^.. 20 

" Charles E.*^ 20 

" Mary L.^ 20 

'* William J.^ 20 

" Nora (Donahoe)' . . 20 

" John Eugene' .... 20 

Moon, Nelson (Rev.)*.. 20 

Morrison, Lemuel'' 42 

" Elizabeth J. (Barr)'' 42 

" Charlie** 42 

.Neiswonger, ThorntonV . 23 

" Betsy Jane (Barr)'^ 23 

" Hazel M.6 23 

Oliver, John C. (Rev.)\ 32 

" Jennie E. (Kyle)'\ 32 

" Elizabeth B." 32 

" Margaret C** 32 

CJswalt, George W.' 24 

" Christiana (Barr)* . 24 

" Robert R.'" 24 


Oswalt, Charles H.\ . . . 24 

" Jacob A.-^ 25 

" Nancy Jane'' . . 24 

Piper, J. B.^ 49 

" Barbara A. (Barr)'' 49 
" Bell Florence*^. ... 49 
" Anna M.^ 49 

Porter, Samuel* 47 

" Hettie (Barr)* 46 

" John^ 47 

" Anna Mary^ 47 

" William HowarcP . 47 

" James* 45 

" Martha (Barr)*. . . 45 

Powell, John T.'^ 46 

" Margaret (McCcrd)'' . 46 

" Joseph M.^ 46 

" Alta Janet^ 46 

" Laura Alice** .... 46 

Sernple, David* 4° 

" Margaret (Ban)* . 40 

" James* 41 

" Christiana R. iBirr)* 4i 

Shadle, John* 37 

" Margaret (Barr)*. 37 
•' Samuel Wilson''. . . 3S 
" John Harvey'' 3^ 

Stewart, Jonathan* 3^ 

" Nancy Davis (Bi.-.-)' 3^ 

Tolmie, James* 25 

" Rose A. (Oswalt,' 25 
" James A.** 25 


Tolmie, George A." 25 

Charles K.*^ ... 25 

Raymond ^'.^. . 25 

Williamson, Hugh^ 53 

Mary (Barr)^ . 53 

Robert^ 53 

Margaret (McAlevy)* 53 

Mary* 53 

MaryS 54 

Hugh-^ 54 

James^ 54 

Letitia^ 54 

Reed^ 54 

Ruth'* 54 


Bank.s, Walter E.^ 73 

" Iowa A. (Barr)-^ ... 73 

" William Thompson'^ 73 

Barr, David- 55 

" Sarah (Thompsonj' . 55 

" Robert^ 56 

" Elizabeth (Brisbin)'. 56 

" Sarah* 58 

" Thompson* 58 

" William* 59 

" R.obert* 58 

" Samuel* 59 

" David' 59 

" Rachr.el (Paxton)^ . 59 

" jo-eph* 59 


Williamson, Samuel^ .... 54 

Jolin^ 54 

" Elizabeth* . . 54 

" Nannie'^ ... 54 

Wilson, George W.\ . . 39 

" Jane L. (McClay)^ 39 

Wright, William R.« 30 

" Lotta A. (B:\rr)® 185, 30 
" HerschelL.^ ... 185 

Young, John C.^ 36 

" Ida O. (Stewart)*. . 36 

" Arthur^ 36 

" Roy^ 36 

" C]yde« 3*5 

(See page 55.) 

Barr, John S.* 60 

•' Nancy (Anthony)*. . 60 

" Samuel Paxton^.... 61 

" Mary (Drummondj*. 61 

" John W.* 61 

" Bell (Mogle)-^ 61 

" George M.V . . 61 

" Lizzie (Fitzgerald)* . 6: 

" Samuel Paxton*. . . . O! 

" David* 61 

" Ruth« 61 

" John« 61 

" Myrtle'' 61 

" Nancy ^ ^j 

" Gerald* 6' 


, Samuel Paxton^. . . . 

William Wills^ 

Jane (Semple)'' . . . . 

Samuel W .^ 

Sarah L. (Menold)' . 



William H.5 

Maggie (Murtland)-\ 

Charles Blair^ 

Alson J. Streeter^ . . 


Clarence Cole^ 

Mable Clair^ 

Harry Andrew^. . . . 
Fannie Murtland'^ . . 

Lylis V-rl" 

Joe Bohr" 


Mary A. ('I'ary)-^ . . . 

George J.*' 

Ruben Mile5« 

Albert' • . 

Mariah Stephens-^ . . 


Sallie W.5 



Jane A.*. . . .67,142, 
James S, (Editor)'* . 
Charlotte B. (Sta-e)' 
William WillsfHon.j' 

INDEX. 203 

PA<;E. PAf.E. 

62 Barr, Alice Glein (Brenizeu)'' 09 

65 " James S. Jr. {Editor)^ 71 

65 " Clara J.^ 71 

65 " Thompson* 72 

65 " Ellen Sparr* 72 

65 " Johns.-'* 73 

65 " Maggie E. 5 73 

66 " William Wills (Hon. )■* 74 
66 " Mary (Primer)* .... 74 

66 " Alexander B.* 76 

66 " Katherine (Little)*, . 76 

66 " George* 77 

66 " Mary* 77 

66 " Clara E.^ 78 

66 " Hugh Semple-'^ 78 

66 ♦' Ira Thompson^. ... 7S 

66 '« William'^ 78 

66 " John Alex." 78 

66 " George M.^ 78 

66 '« Sallie* 78 

66 " SamueF 81, 1S7 

66 " Susan Everhart^ . . .187 

67 " Samuel* 1S7 

67 " David* 187 

67 " Elizabeth (Zoces/ . . . 1S7 

67 " Samuel Everhart^ ..187 

67 " John M. Clay tonV . .1S7 

67 " Mrs. (Tomelson)-''' . . . 187 
1S8 " Benjamin Everharf''. 1 88 

68 " MitchelP 1S8 

68 " John' 81 

69 " Nancy (Prisbin)^. . . 81 


Barr,Mary=^ 82 

Eeaumonc, John* 187 

" Martha (Ban-/. . .187 

Borland, EUzabt^h (Barr)-' 60 

" Mr.^ 60 

" Margaret (Barr)* . 60 
" Mr.'' 60 

Corbett, Johnston*. . 196, 58 
" Elizabeth (Barr)* . 58 

Corbett, James R.^. . 196 
Robert Barr\ . . 196 

*' Isaiah'' 196 

" Mary Elizabeth-^ 196 
" Sarah Catharine'^ 196 

" Lewis^ 196 

" Cenith'' 196 

William Bladenh96 

'• Loretta' 196 

" Lawrence''. . . 196 

Cromer, Mr.-^ 73 

" Jennie (Barr)'' ... 73 
«* Alex Brown Barr- 73 

John Bower" 
Thompson^ , 

** Rachael'' 73 

" Mary« 73 

" Jennie*' 73 

Dull, Henry* 58 

" Nancy (Barr)* 58 

Evans, John D.-"' 62 

" ]}lan(.h (P.-rr/' .62 

Evans, Helen M.^ 62 

" Bessie B.^ 62 

" Mary J.^ 62 

Everhart, Alex^ 194 

" Martha (RiIn:)'^ . . 194 

Evey, Henry* 


" Margaret(Hartswick)". 191 

" John*^ 191 

" Christian" 191 

" William' 191 

" Allison' 192 

Gates, Thomas* iSS 

" Susannah (Barr)'' . . .18S 

Geddes, Mont' 66 

" Ida(Barr)5 66 

" Lillys 66 

Gibson, George G.* '<> 

" Mary J. (Corsan)^ 76 

C^owland, Mr.^. k^S 

Sarah (Irvin)^ . . iS.S 

Hartswick, John-' . . . 82,189 

" Mary(Miller)"S2,iS9 

John* 1S9 

Harry' 189 

" Lydia (Price)''- ■ '^^') 

" Westley ^ ^^'j 

Curtin*' 189 

" Albert" 189 

Adarn^ 189 

" Jennie'^ . . . . »9o 

" Frank^ 19^ 

Mary^ >9^ 


Hartswick, Christian^. ... 190 

" Adam'' 190 

" John^ 190 

" Henry^ 190 

" Jane^ 190 

" Sallie M.^ 190 

" Eleanor' 190 

" Elizabeth^ 190 

" John'' 190 

•' Jane' 190 

" Mack' 190 

" Edith' 190 

" Lizzie" 190 

" Kate (HastoD)^ .-. 190 

" Huston' 191 

'• Howard" 191 

" Jennie Betz" ... 191 

•' Ciara^ 192 

" John' 192 

" Newton' 192 

Heizel, Wrn. A.^ 76 

" Lula (Barr)'^ 76 

Hopkins, Geor^^e D.'\ . . 78 
" Laura A. (Barr)5. . 78 
" George Clarence'' . 78 

Houseman, Andy' 191 

" Elizabeth (Evey)^ .. 191 

Hunter, Thomas® 193 

" Sarah (Kramer)^. . 193 

Irvin, William' 191 

" Elizabeth (Harti^ick)^ 191 

Irwin, J . Grum'' 193 

INDEX. 205 


Irwin, Jane (Riley)^ 193 

Jobusch, Henry^ 67 

" Carrie (Barr)^ ... 67 

" May« 67 

" Rose« 67 

" Freddie® 67 

Johnston, Thomas^ 193 

" Lecresia (Riley)^ . . . 193 

Kelly, R. T.^ 61 

" Agnes S. (Barr)^. 61 
" Mamie Smyers® .. . 61 

" John T.® 61 

" William E.® 61 

" Lottie E.® 61 

" Earl C.6 61 

" George H.® 61 

Kennedy, Henry® 193 

" Mary (Kramer)®. 193 

Kiser, Mr.® 64 

" Lillian (Wasson)®. . 64 

Kramer, Edward'^ 193 

" Rebecca (Riley)*. . . 193 
" Andrew® -193 

" Clara (Conde)®. ... 193 
" Daniel Riley®. . . 193 

Kreaps, Mable (Wasson;^ 64 

" Mr.® 64 

" Lowrie' 64 

Kusee, W. H. (M.D.)® 70 
.*' Bertha Alice (Barr)® 70 

Lewis, Leon I>.^ ^^o 

" Florence(Newcomb/'' So 



Lewis, Mable Xewcoinh'^ 80 

Love,Margaret(Evey)' . . . .192 
" Mr.« 192 

McCormick, George^ ... 81 
" Polly (Barr)-^ ... 81 

" George* 192 

" James* 192 

Mclntire, Edward''. ...194 
" Belle (Rankin)-\ 194 

MeU, Johir^ 187 

" Mary Jane (Barr)^ ...187 

McDonald, Jo.seph-^ 61 

" Lizzie (Barr)\ . . 61 

" Bertha" 61 

** ' Daisy^ 61 

" Joseph^ 61 

McDougal, Joseph H.\ . 67 
" Laura (Barr)-^ . . 67 
" Glady.-; Fern^ .67 

Miller, William* Si 

•' Margaret (McCormick)* Si 

" Harry^ 194 

" Wesley^ 194 

" Adarn^ 194 

" Thompson'' 194 

" Jane^ 194 

** Mary^ 794 

*' Adam' Si 

*' Margaret (Barr)''. . 81 

Mitchell, William-'' 193 

" Annie (Irwin)-''. . . 193 

Newccmb, Jefferson*. ... So 


Newcomb.Asenath (Barr)* 80 
" William B.--^ .... 80 
" May(Rasmusscn)-' 80 

" Harold^ 80 

" Orville^ 80 

" CharlesC.6 So 

Norrish, Eva May (Porter)^ 63 
" Henry W.(M. D.)« 63 

" Ellen Mae^ 63 

Orr, A. G. (M. D.)-\ ... 7^ 
" Maggie (Barr)^ ... . 70 

"William J.^ 71 

" Arthur G.« 71 

•' Edward H.^ 71 

" Lillian'' 71 

" Robert B.^ 71 

" Charles C.« 71 

Pardee, Mr.-^ 63 

" Lucy E. (Wasson)-'' 64 

Porter, John* (a 

" Rachel (Barr)* ... 62 

" Julia^ 63 

*' Samuel Thomj)Son^ 62 
" Amanda (Littlc)^ 62 

" Julia Clair« 63 

" Mable D.^ di 

" Rachael^ 63 

Rankin, Duncan-^ 194 

" Sarah (Riley)^ ... 194 

Riley, Daniel* 192 

" Sarah (McOoruiick)^ . . ■ 19- 
" Daniel^ 193 




Riley, George^ 193 

' Thomas^ 193 




" Margaret (Sicklev;/ 

" William^ . 

" James^ .... 

" Kate (Sparr) 

" Calvin-5 
Ross, John A.-'' 

" Flora-^ 

" Ethel Zenas'' 

" Allan Bar;*' 71 

Sandow, Mrs.^ 193 

Sreel, Robert E.^ 70 

" Jes:sie Glein (Barr)" 70 
Tabor, W. C.^ 71 

" Charlotte (Barr)^ . 71 
Taylor, Washington^ . . . 1S8 

" Mahala (Barr)^6o, 188 

" David Jc'ick.son^ 60, 189 
Torrence, Frank*' 190 

" Jennie (Hanswick)^ " 190 
^Vasson, Nathaniel* 6^ 

" Rachael (Porter)* . 63 

Wasson, David S.^ 

" John M.5 81 

" Enima^ 

" Charles H. 5 

" Eva^ 

" E. D.5 

" Annie (Burford)\ 

■ 63 

, iSS 

. 81 
. 81 
. 81 
. 81 

. 63 

Owen M.6 64 

Eva D.(Campbel]j5 64 

Lucy G.6 64 

Myrtle^ 64 

Lery6 64 

Robert M.« 64 

Eugenia (L3Coffite)^ . 1S8 

RachaeF' 188 

William A.« 188 

Marshall J.« 1S8 

" Emma^ 
\Vebb, Fred'5 

" Emma-''. 

" Ralph^ 
Willey, James'^ 


Felicia Jane (Barr)' 78 

FAMILY III. (See page S3.) 

J^arr, William^ 

" Anna (Todd)'^ St, 

Barr, Robert^ 83 



FAMILY IV. (See page 84.) 


''Adair, W.C.(Rev.)^ . . . 106 
" Margaret v^Telford)' 106 

" Anna R.^ 107 

" Sarah Helen** 107 

Anderson, James"' 147 

" Elizabeth (Barr)^ I47 

" Nannie'' 148 

" Samuel Barr'* . 148 

" Emma K.(Baidoiph)''i48 
" George B.*. . . 149 
" Herbert^ .... 149 
" ]-ily Robins'" . . 149 

" JohnT.* 149 

Barr, Samuel (Grand fathfer)- 84 

Lydia (Black)^' 84 

Robert^ 104 

Jane (McMinn)^. . . , 104 
Mary (^Magill)^ .... 109 
Mary (Stewart)' ... 109 
Margaret Jane^ .... 109 

Thomns'* 108 

Mrs. (Saner)^ ... .108 

SamueF 114 

Jane (McCormick;''' 114 

i^'I^tO'"' 77, 114 

Hetty (I'ury)'^ 113 

George M.^ 113 

Carrie E. (Chappell)4 13 

Georgie Etta'^ 195 

Carroll SamueF. ... 195 
Mary Helen^ 195 


Barr, James^ 113 

Nancy C. (Bickett)"i 13 

Jane C* 116 

Samuel E.* 116 

Elizabeth* 116 

William B. (Rev. )^ ,116 
Mary Alice (Cummins)'! 21 
Agnes E. (Harris)' 123 
Edward Harris^ .... 126 

James Clark'^ 126 

James A.* 128 

GabrieP 129 

Lilly A. (Scotl)^ ... 129 

Samuel* 13c 

James* 132 

Hannah* 133 

Sarah Elizabeth* .133 

Francis Ann* i35 

Lilly H.* 13O 

Edward Carl* 13^^ 

Orpha E. (Russell;'. 13'J 

Albert C.^ 13^ 

Earl F.5 13^^ 

Ora R.^ 13^ 

Roy Olive"^ 13^' 

Wynn S.'^ 13^ 

Albert L.* 13/ 

Etta (White)* i37 

Zola G.* 137 

Albert M.* i37 

Margaret (Barr)^'. . 137 




Barr, Samuel E.^ ,. 187, 137 

" Margaret (V\fattormaa)^ I39 

^' Mary Jane^ 138 

" Sarah Thompson'* .138 

'« Samuel (MoCoraiick)^ . 139 

" Selina (]3arker)*. . . . 139 

" Grace Selina*'' 139 

" Elsie Susan^ 139 

" Harry Grant^ 139 

" George Earl^ 139 

" Thaddeus Stephens'* 140 

" Phoebe (Majors)*. .140 

" Muriel^ 140 

" Olive Amy^ 140 

" Margaret Mary\ . . . 140 

Emma Rebecca* 


" William Lincoln'*. .141 
" Jessie (Majors)^ . . . . 141 
" William M.-^ 141 

Samuel DeWitf^ 

. 141 

Louis-^ 141 

Ruth'' 141 

Frank Sheldon'* 


David^ 142 

Jane A. ^ . .67, 142, 188 

Nannie J.* 143 

John X.^ ... 144 

William J.^ 146 

DanieP 150 

Martha (Kdmiston)^. 150 

William Wills* 150 

Joseph E.-* 151 


BarrJohnCalvin(M.D.)* 152 
" Mary E. (Wilson)*. .152 
" John Walter'^ 153 

Azila C. 


" Laura A.^ 153 

" Mary Emma* 153 

" Eliza J.* 153 

Berry, Orville F. (Hon.)* 144 
" Anna M. (Barr)*. . . 144 

" Edith J.5 145 

" Clarence L.^ 145 

" Charles K.^ 145 

" Walter D.* 146 

" Orville F. Jr.^ 146 

Bickett, William- 114 

" Jennie C.'^ 1 14 

" Adam^ 114 

. Black, Daniel- 85 

" James'^ 85 

Campbell, William J.* . . 146 
Mary A. (Barr)* 146 

C. C.^ 146 

Chittenden, Lyman'* ... 139 
" },L\rgaret A. (Barr)^ '39 

Cummins, Robert- 120 

" Sarah A. (Barr)*i53 

" William* 153 

" Sterrett^ 121 

" Agnes (McNitt)'4 2i 

John (M. D.)* 127 

" Anna ^L (Barr)*i2 7 

Daffy, Lydia E. (Barr)*. . 143 



Duffy, John S.^... 

Harris, Margaret .123 
, Hawk, M. UJ 


" Charles G.-^ 



" Iva May* 


" Jennie (Anderson 


" William J. -J 


" Hazel S.^ 


" Laura A. (Barr)«. 


" Clarence A. ". . 

■ 15^ 

" David Dean^. . . . 


" Herbert M.-"^ 

. 150 

Fowler, S. J. (Prof.)^ . 


" Arthur S.^ 


" Wiihelmina S.(Earr)'*i33 

" Howard B.4 

■ J50 

" MaryM.^ 

T 1 ■I 

, Hopkins, George S.-" . . . 
" Jessie M. (Barr/ 

" Bessie^ 



" Charles G.^ 


" Florence^ 


" Flossy5 .... 

I 74 

' ' Frank = 

" Sheridan' 

" James Garfield^ . 


. 142 

" Harry^ 


. Jones, DeWitt Hamilton 


" Wilhelmina-^ 


" Zarelda Jane (Barr 


Frew, Miles Carson"* 

. IXC 

" Clarence Hov.-a:d'' 


" Lydia Mary (Gray) 


" Eva E. (Rodger^)"- 


Gray, Janies^^ 

. 109 

" Bertha-^ 


" Jane (Barr)'^ 

. 109 

" SuzaM.-" 

14 1 

" Samuel* 

, Lenix, William^ 

" Mary E. (Barr)' . 


" James^ 



" Christian E. (Reed) 


" Bernard V.-^ 


" William HJ 


" Albert E.^ 


" David R.5 


" Edgars.^ 


" David B.-t 


Magill, John E.-i 


Harris, Daniel (Rev.)^ 


" Lydia E." 


" Lydia (Reed)*... 


" Carrier.^ 


" Jennie E.^ 

" Sarah A.'-' 


'' J. W. (Rev.)^ .... 


" Calvin^ 


" Mary A. (Young) 


" William Barr"' . 


" Samuel B. (M^,i. Mis./^ 


" David K.'' 


" JolmP 123, 

f = 5 

" Joseph V.'^ 


Magill, Mary E.^ 

Osborn, John^ 

" Mary (Barr)^ 

" John T.-* 

" H. M. (Ailkins)^ . 

" James M.^ 

" William T.-^ 

" Elmer R.^ 

" Samuel B * 

" Martha (Treaster)-* 

" Nancy E.-* 

" Mary C 

" Charles-^ 

" Mrs.{Raney)3 

Piatt, James^ 

" Lydia (Osborn)* . . 

'• Mary Elizabeth'^ . 

" Thomas M.^ 

" Annie (Brooks)^ . . 
Parry, Daniel Dean (Judge)- 

" Mary A. (Reed)* . 

" Walter Dean^ .... 

" Anna (Patton)-\ . . 

" Harold Dean^, . . . 

" Raymond Patton^. 

" Mildred Lauretta^. 

" I3onald Dean^. . . 

" Jessie May* 

, Prabzman, Louis'* 

" Susan L. (Parr)' 

" Louis Jr.* 

" Eva* 

INDEX. 211 


152 Reed, Samuel^ 91 

88 " Lydia^ 91 

88 " Samuel B (D. D.)* 97 

90 " Mary J. (Lackey)*. 97 

90 " Robert H. (M. D.)* 98 

go " M. J. Watt* 98 

90 " Samuel B.* 98 

90 " Anna (Hutchison)*. 98 

90 " Ila^ 99 

90 " Stacy^ 99 

91 " Verne^ 99 

91 " Eula^ 99 

91 " Robert H.^ 99 

91 " John U* 93 

88 '' Maggie (Moor)*... 93 

88 " James* loi 

89 " David* 1 01 

89 " Daniel* 102 

89 " WiUiara E. (^LD.)^I02 

99 " Adelia M. (Peltiet)*io3 

99 " Lena* 103 

100 " W^illiam* 103 

TOO " Martha* 102 

100 Reynolds, Emmett*. .. 100 
loi '• Nettie A. (Parry)*ioo 
loi " Helen Mae^. . . . 100 
loi " Mary (Parry;*^. . 100 

1 01 Riden, Aaron* 89 

138 " Lydia (Piatt)* 8g 

138 Seeley, Effie Rural* 141 

138 " A. T.* 141 

138 " James D.* 141 




Seeley, Hattie M.^ 141 

Telford, MinnieV.(M.rri:o 

./■'I 07 

Smith, Jeremiah* 138 

" Gertrude^. . . . 

. loH 

" Elizabeth R. (Barr)»i38 

" Herbert,- 


" Edward"' 138 

. Thompson, Lydia M.-' 


«' William Grant^ 138 

" J. Given (Prof 

)■'■ •>4 

" Minnie'"' 138 



Stewart, Samuel'^ 89 

Phillip^ ... 

• '^1 

" Sarah M. (Platt)^ 89 

" Samucr^ .... 

■ 9 J 

" Samuel Cornelius^ 89 

Allan« . . 

. 9J 

" John 11.* 149 

Wilson, J. T. (Rev.)V 


" Martha L.(ADderson)*i49 

" Jennie (Reed)^ 


" Mabel'' 149 

" Mary 1. (Mooix 

1* 93 

Sterrett, David 120 

" Robert C.*. . . . 

I Ji 

" Mary 120 

" Laura A. (B.irr) 

1 J ^ 

" Nancy 120 

Wilson, John Vernur.' 

I 3^ 

Telford, M. S. (Rev.)*. .105 

'• James H.''. . . . 

. I : -^ 

" Anna (Barr/ ... 105 

" William F.'^ 

I : .-. 

M. D. (Rev.)\ . .107 

" Mary Eleanor'. 

! i" 

FAMILY V. (Seepage 155.) 

Ale.xander, James W.''' ..170 Barr, Henry* ... 

Essie L.(Bo-lc) '169 " Emma (A.-,hbau^h i' 

Floy 0.« 170 " Charles W.'. . 

" VetaM.c 170 " Hannah L. (Slua. k 

Donald B.« .170 " R. Fernley" . . 

" Gladys N.c . . .170 " Goldie J.« . . . 

Barr, Gabriel^ ■ . . IS5 " Marcia A.'' 

" xMary (Wills)"^ 155 " William^ 

" John WilLs-^ 155 " Mary (Brown; 

" Martha (Hernphill)^ 155 " David Alexander' 

! 't 




Barr, Matilda (Martin)'. . 164 

" James Austin'' .. . 165 

" Anna (Moustin)'^ ... 165 

" Josie** 165 

" Mabel M.« 165 

" Goldie K.6 165 

" 1-orca V.^ 165 

" Alma Jane'^ 165 

" Erwin \'incent''^ . . 166 

" Maggie (Pool)5 166 

" Etta R.-5 166 

" Arthur Clarence\ . . 166 

" Maggie (Daubeiimire)^ . 166 

" John Wills' 166 

" Lucy (McGinnis)*. . 166 

" Joseph Edson^ 167 

" Clara J. (Rowel)-'^ . . 167 

" Alta R.^ 167 

" Maggie F.*^ 167 

" William F.« 167 

" Sarah Margaret"'. . . 167 

" William Calvin*. ... 167 

" Sarah Ann (Hazlitt)* 167 

" R. H. (Rev)-^ 171 

' ' Mary- 171 

" George W.*^ 172 

" Bessie C.*' 172 

" Martha J. (Cahill/'' . .172 

" George A.'^ 172 

" Minnie (Adams)\ , . 172 

" Imogene'^ 172 

" Nora E.'' 172 

\(; E 



Barr, Gabriel .... 
" IMartha (Brown)^ 
" Samuel Wills* . 
" Rebecca Jane* 
" David Brown* 
" Louisa Jane (Kennedy)^i 75 
" Robert McTeer(Esq )^i79 
" Susan E. (Baker)* . . 179 

" Anna L.^ i 79 

" Daniel M. (Esq )^ .179 

Bartlett, Marion^ 160 

" Florence G.(Barrj''i6o 
" Clifford^ . .. 160 

" Homer^ 160 

" Alma L.^ 160 

" Nora" 160 

" Nellie^ 161 

" WiUard" 161 

Blue, Lovell H.^ 161 

" Margaret A. (Bogle)''! 63 

" Ada« 163 

" Calvin^ 163 

" Harry® 163 

" James** 163 

" Artemus^ 163 

" Rebecca E.^ 1 63 

" John F.8 163 

Bogle, John P.* 163 

" ALary Elizabeth (Barr, '163 
" William Calvin^. ... 163 

" James'' 163 

" John Yost'' 1C4 




Bogle, Chessie (Sparks)'\ 164 

. " Gracie^ 16^ 

" Mabel^ 164 

" Samuel S.^ 164 

" Effie (Causea)^ ... 164 

" Rosa" 164 

" Frankie'' 163 

" Zenas Mitchell . . .167 
" Margaret J. (Barr)^. 167 
" ArtemusM. (Prof.)-^i68 
*' Elmer Preston^. . . 169 
" Elizabeth E. (BrowD)''i69 
** Blanch Florence". . 169 
" Roy Henderson^ .169 

" Homes PearF 170 

" Frank White*'' 170 

" Ina A. (Smith)''. . .170 

Brisbin, james^ 177 

' ' Elizabeth (Barr)^ .177 
•* Alary Ann' 177 

Broyies, U. Granf^ 166 

" Sarah M. (Barr)^i66 

Eyman, Edward W.^. . . 176 
" Martha L. (Barr)-^ . 176 

Eli/.a Cp.rl« 176 

" Retna Merle". .176 
'■' Myrtle Lorie'"' ... 176 

Fleming, Samuel* 156 

" Elizabeth (Harr;'i56 
" William'' 157 

Fry, David T.'' 179 

" Mamie(Barr)'' 179 


Fry, Robert W." 179 

Gallagher, William-' 17S 

" May E. ( Majors)'^! 75 

Gingler, John G,-^ 165 

" Estelia I.-^ 165 

Griggs, Watson^ 174 

" Anna M. (Xecley)^i74 

" Orphy*^ 174 

" Earl« 174 

" Dolphus^ 174 

Henderson, John'' 174 

" Martha J. (Nee.ey)''i74 
" Leah'5 1-4 

Heskett, Mr.^ 156 

" Annie E. (Rit.hiej'". iS''* 

Honce, Leonard M.^ . . . 164 
" Sarah Ada (l5ogle/h64 

" Clarence^ 164 

" Walter^ 164 

Hotchkiss, Mr.*' 15'' 

" Jennie M. (R:t.liie)'"'i5'^ 

Huston, Hugh Finley' . 168 
" Emma S. (Bogle)\ 16S 
" Willmetta Esther^ .169 
" Leone Ether' . . . 169 
" Chauncy E.^ .... 16 ^ 
" Anna Aretha'^ .... 1^9 

" Daisy M.« 1^9 

" iNLargaret R.** . . .i^>9 
" Vera Lorena'"' ... 169 

" Olga Vesta'= '<^9 

" Robert Lester"' i<>) 



Johnston, Edward^ 157 

•' Mary Ann (Barr)^i57 
" Joseph J.^ 157 

Margaret (Polmg)^ 157 
Henry CUnton^. .157 
Nancy Poling° . . 157 
ChloeMaud«. . . 157 
Joseph Franklin^i5 7 
Edward Ray^ 157 
William Cloid*'. .157 
Harry Brush^ -157 

Kennedy, John A.^ 


" Rebecca A. (Barr) 


" James Preston-^ 


" Ida Kate (Dilger) 


" Samuel Barr^. . 


Mary Bell (Turner) 


Lent/., W. F.5 


" Sarah M. (Barr)^ 


" Pauline B.« 


" Florence Lee^. . . 


Major, William* 


'< Margaret (Barr)^ 


«' Marthci I/' 


" Frances M.^. . . 


*• Samuel Chester^ 


•' John Glenn'^ .... 


" Anna May^ .... 


" Ella Maud" . . . 


Mc Williams, William^ . 


" Margaret (Barr 


Gabriel^ .... 



Mc Williams, William* . . 162 

Miller, Frank P.^ 177 

" Alice Jane (Brisbin)''i 77 

" Dwight P.*^ 177 

" Ray Brisbin*^. ... 177 
" Emma^ 177 

Mills, Norman P. (M.D.)h7 7 
" Martha R. (Stewart)-''! 77 

Neeley, John* 174 

" Mary (Barr)*. ... 174 
" Anna Margaret'' . 174 
" Silas Barr^ i 74 

Payne, Harrison* 162 

" Mary A. (McWmiaras)^i62 

Ritchie, John B.* 156 

' ' Harriet A . (Wmterstein) '156 

'' Alice B." 156 

" William H.^ . . 156 

Sage, John W. (M. D.)'- 159 

" Martha E. •' 159 

" Henry A.^ lOo 

" Ernest D.^. ... 160 
" Frederic A.^ .... 160 

" Nellie G/' .K'O 

" Howard H.V . . 16 j 

" Ruth F.*^ 1 60 

" Edith P." I'^o 

Speice, Charles Frankhn'i 5>< 
" Sarah C. (J,)hn.~: -)' '5'' 
" Edward (Joh:ist:^/' J.-'"^ 
" William (Clinton/' I 5S 
" Laura (Seymore/' 158 




Speice, Stella^ 158 

" Charles Floy tl«5 158 

" Ruth*^ 158 

Shroyer, Edwin M.^ .... 161 
Augusta M.^. . . . i6r 

RusseF^ 161 

Guy^ 161 

OpaI6 161 

Chester^ 161 

Stewart, Wm. Ritchie^ .176 
Nancy (Barr)'' . , .176 
Anna PClizabeth''. 1 76 
Thomas Morton. ^176 
John Truesdale^ . 176 
Ida Bell (Wil3on)^i76 

Vance, David'^ 160 

" Durinda J.^ 160 

Wagner, Peter -^ i 

" Sarah E. (Neeley)'i 

" Irwin^ I 

" John O.^ 1 

«' Clifford^ I 

" Grace^ i 

" Melvin'' i 

Wasson, Joseph'^ i 

" Jennie (Speice). ^i 

" Rhea- i 

" Roland^ i 

Winterstein, Henry^. . i 
" Jane (Barr)^ . i 
" Clinton B. ^156, i 

Yost, Frank'^ i 

'* Emma M. (Brisbiri/'i 
" Ralphs I 


FAMILY VI. (See page iSo.) 

Margaret Barr-